After a Wyoming contact called to let me know skeletal remains found in Wyoming, were identified as a missing man from Kansas, we called the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office. After interviewing the officer in charge we can report the following. We will be doing more research in to this story as there are still many questions to be answered.
On May 3rd around 2:40 PM, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department responded to a scene near Wolf Creek area. Hikers had reported finding the skeletal remains of a human. Upon arrival the department confirmed it was human remains and secured the scene for the evening.
May 4th the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department along with the Natrona County Coroner searched the secured scene collecting skeletal remains. Also found at the scene was a back pack and a 9 mm Beretta. They found no identification inside the back pack.
They ran the handgun through NCIC and discovered it was reported missing from Olathe, Kansas and was believed to be in the possession of Michael “Bradyn” Fuksa. They then received dental records and confirmed the identity of the skeletal remains as those of Mr. Fuksa.
Mr. Fuksa was last seen on July 15th 2009 near Wheatland, Wyoming. July 16th 2009 a Wyoming State Patrol Officer discovered his truck near mile marker 122 on I-25.
Research shows at the time of his disappearance he had told his room mate he was going to his parents, but he never arrived. At the time of his disappearance he would have just turned 22 years of age.
This case was featured in the series Disappeared, Lost Highway on Discovery. It is a great mystery how Michael who went by his middle name Bradyn, got from Wheatland, to where his body was found in the Wolf Creek Area.
Per Sheriff Riat,
At 515 this morning, the St Marys Fire, St Mary’s Police, Rossville Fire, Pottawatomie County EMS and the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Dept responded to a structure fire at 510 W Mission. The fire is currently in the clean up stage and there are no fatalities.
The Walk Kansas 2015 season is fast upon us. This 8 week program runs from March 15th-May 9th. I invite you to round up five friends to create your team of six and participate in this year’s annual walk for wellness program! Walking has a huge impact on your health and combats stress, depression, excess weight gain and improves your immune system and heart health.
On February 10th, 2015 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious situation at the St. George Elementary School. Between 2:50 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. two 12 year old students were taking items to the recycling trailer (located on the North side of the school) when they reported coming into contact with an older male at the trailer. One of the students believed the unknown older male had questionable contact with him while inside the trailer. This student who was inside the trailer believed the unknown male may have been trying to abduct him. The two students did leave the trailer and went back into the school without further incident. The Sheriff’s Office would like to speak with the older male involved in this matter. The description given was an older male, white and black vertical striped shirt, blue jeans, gray hair, balding in back of head with a white beard. The vehicle he was driving was described as a red 4 door Chevrolet. If anyone has information on this matter, or the identity of the older male, please contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353.
Pawnee Mental Health Services is pleased to announce Dr. Jeremy Boyle as the new Program Director for Emergency Services. Dr. Boyle will join Pawnee’s Management Team of Program Directors who are responsible for administrative and clinical program services across all ten counties served by Pawnee.
Dr. Boyle has a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his doctorate degree in Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University.
Dr. Boyle began his employment with Pawnee in 2009 as an outpatient therapist. In 2013 he was promoted to outpatient clinical supervisor.