Shannon County Sheriff Steve Blunkall


Authorities in Shannon County are investigating the death of a 41 year-old woman who was found dead one day after she was married last weekend.

According to a news release from Sheriff Steven Blunkall, the woman (R. H. of Summersville) who the sheriff says family members don't want identified, was reported missing at 4:48 a.m. Sunday May 29th- at 8:39 a.m. the woman's body was found about three and a half miles east of Eminence along the Jack's Fork River.

Elizabeth Boyles, a spokesperson for the Shannon County Sheriff's Office, says foul play is not suspected and "suicide is not the cause of death."  Boyles says the investigation is ongoing and would not answer any further questions.

Sheriff Blunkall says it will take between six and eight weeks for toxicology results to come back, "She was taking heart medication and we believe that she may have mixed it with other medications and alcohol. We'll have to wait on the tox results."

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

41 year old lady my prayers go out to the family.

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