Remains Found in High Uintah Mountains Believed to Be Missing Australian Hiker

Remains found in the High Uintah Mountains are believed to be those of an Australian hiker who was reported missing in the area in 2011. According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, information was received last week that human remains were located near Allsop Lake in the High Uintah Mountains on the border of Summit and Duchesne County. A father and two sons from Coalville were recreating in the area when they located a backpack, tent and what appeared to be human remains. While DNA testing is required to confirm the identity of the remains, the Sheriff’s Office believes that due to the proximity to the personal belongings nearby, it is believed to be Eric Robinson, the Australian hiker that’s been missing for just over 5 years. Robinson had been dropped off at the Chepeta Lake Trailhead and was scheduled to arrive at Mirror Lake on August 7th, 2011 but never arrived. Duchesne County Search and Rescue worked actively for several weeks and continued the search over the years to locate the missing man but with no success. Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office shared their deepest sympathies to the Robinson family in Australia and their hope that this discovery will offer them some closure.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.