Over the years, theories about his identity had ranged from two separate men on the FBI's Most Wanted List to a castaway from the nearby compounds of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous sect run by jailed leader Warren Jeffs.
Cabin owners have been growing more frightened by the day and left wondering who might be sleeping in their beds this winter.
When alerted of the news Tuesday, cabin owner Bruce Stucki simply said, "Wow."
"That's wonderful that they know him," a relieved Stucki said. "Now they need to get him in custody."
Some cabins the suspect had left tidy and clean, while others he had practically destroyed, even defecating in a pan on the floor in one home.
Early on, investigators thought his unattended summer camps were left behind by "doomsday" believers preparing for some sort of apocalypse because of the remote locations and supplies like weapons, radios, batteries, dehydrated food and camping gear.
Authorities said the man's motives were unclear.
"He's fed up with civilization," Wingert speculated.
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