36-year-old Kamas woman dies
November 20, 2014
The Kamas Police Department is investigating the death of a 36-year old resident, Shannon Simpson.
Paramedics were called to Simpson’s home Wednesday morning by a family member who reported the woman was unresponsive. Attempts to revive Simpson were unsuccessful.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Department dispatched its Special Operations Team and the home was taped off as a potential crime scene, however, as of Thursday, Kamas Police Chief Brad Smith said he does not suspect foul play.
An autopsy was performed on Thursday at the Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner in Salt Lake City. The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an investigation to determine a cause of death because Simpson’s death was unattended, according to a release from the Kamas Police Department. It could take up to a couple of months to receive results.
"From here, we will wait," Smith said. "The investigation will continue and will be completed when we get the results back from the medical examiner."
Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said the sheriff’s department is assisting in the investigation.
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The police tape that surrounded Simpson’s home near Main Street in Kamas on Wednesday was gone by Thursday morning and no cars were in the dirt driveway.
Smith said the house was released back to the family and is no longer considered a crime scene.
– Nan Chalat Noaker contributed to this report