Casper police confirmed Monday that the body recovered from the North Platte River on Sunday afternoon was that of Bobbie Stringham.

Sgt. Deahn Amend said the Casper Fire Department spotted Stringham's body about 3 p.m. near the North Casper Soccer Complex while performing routine patrols.

The body was about two feet under water when recovery workers found it. It was located about 100 yards downstream of the footbridge and about 15 feet from shore, Casper Fire Department Public Information Officer Justin Smith said.

A forensic autopsy will be conducted by the Natrona County Coroner’s Office.

Stringham went missing in the early morning hours of Jan. 19 near the Showboat Motel. That same morning, police and firefighters attempted to rescue a woman who was clinging to the ice in the North Platte River and was swept under.

The fire department had been regularly searching for Stringham.

Reach crime reporter Megan Cassidy at 307-266-0534 or Follow her on Twitter @meganrcassidy.

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Wizard of Death
Wizard of Death

Heart goes out to her family.


Now maybe the family can have some closure.


So sorry for her family, but maybe now they can have some closure...


My prayers and thoughts go out to her family i met bobby about 6 years ago out at the lake and she was a very sweet cheerful lady and was a joy to be around she will be missed . I loved that she made those who she met feel like they were very special to her and was a fun lady to be around . I am sorry for her family and friends loss she will be missed but always remembered with all our thoughts

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