Coroner: Shane Miller likely committed suicide

Aug 5, 2014 11:49 AM by News Staff

The Humboldt County Coroner's Office announced Tuesday that triple homicide suspect Shane Miller likely committed suicide.

The Coroner's Office along with an Anthropologist with Humboldt State University conducted an examination of the skeletal remains of Miller and determined he died from a single gunshot wound to the head, and that the gunshot wound was likely self-inflicted.

Found along with Miller's body was a Five-Seven 5.7X28 mm handgun with a loaded magazine. Three additional loaded FNH magazines were adjacent to the handgun. The blue tipped polymer ammunition in the magazines was consistent with ammunition located in Shane Miller's truck and at the homicide scene in Shingletown.

The skeletal remains were positively identified through dental records as Miller by Doctor William, a forensic odontologist from Shasta County on Sunday.


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