Cause of Death for Calaveras Man

The Amador County Sheriff’s office has released information from the autopsy into the cause of death for the body found in the vehicle of missing Calaveras County resident Shannon Scott. According to Amador Undersheriff Gary Redman, the cause of death was due to “Blunt impact neck and thoracic injuries”. The manner of death is being classified as by “Accident.” Redman added the Department of Justice has almost completed all DNA testing on the body and will release the results soon.   On Monday April 8th a vehicle matching Scott’s was located in Amador County outside of Plymouth. The vehicle was found off the highway in heavy vegetation, down a steep embankment. The vehicle was located by a citizen tending to their property. The California Highway Patrol and Amador County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate.  Upon arrival they found human remains inside the vehicle.  On August 29, Scott reportedly left for a medical appointment at the Sacramento Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center from his home in Wilseyville, but did not show up for the appointment.  His family reported him missing on August 31st.   An investigation was initiated which included the issuance of a Silver Alert, a search of Scott’s residence, an aerial search of his path of travel, and investigation into the latest activity and location of his cell phone.

Written by KVGC Staff


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