Death Investigation In Clark County
On November 9, 2010, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office
received a report of a deceased white male subject that had been found along a
roadway near Gregory Landing, in Clark County, Missouri. Upon arrival, Clark
County sheriff’s deputies located the deceased individual and the initial
investigation determined the death to be of suspicious causes. Members of the
Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control were called
to the scene and assisted with the investigation. On November 10, 2010, an
autopsy of the body was performed at which time the identity of the deceased
individual was determined to be Shawn R. Wright, 40, of Kahoka, Missouri.
On November 11, 2010, the
Northeast Missouri Major Case Squad, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Violent
Crimes Support Unit, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations were
activated to assist the Clark County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
Numerous investigative leads were established which led to a search warrant
being executed in Wayland, Missouri. As a result of the search warrant, two
persons of interest were taken into custody on unrelated charges, and they were
taken to the Clark County Jail on a 24-hour hold pending further charges.
The investigation is continuing
by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Northeast Missouri Major Case
Squad. The Northeast Missouri Major Case Squad members assisting in the
investigation include: Marion County Sheriff’s Office; Kahoka Police
Department; Macon Police Department; Lewis County Sheriff’s Office; Scotland
County Sheriff’s Office; Knox County Sheriff’s Office; North Missouri Drug Task
Force; Missouri State Highway Patrol; and the Iowa Division of Criminal
related to the criminal investigation may be directed to Clark County Sheriff
Paul Gaudette at (660) 727-2911 or Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Brent
Bernhardt (660) 385-2132.