Autopsy: Man punched on Bend trail died of natural causes

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says the state medical examiner's office determined Schenk's death was from a burst aneurysm in his brain and not related to the assault.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 4:22 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Autopsy results indicate that a filmmaker who was punched while hiking with his dog outside Bend died of natural causes and not from the assault.

The Bulletin reports 69-year-old Clemens Schenk died in late July, leading authorities to investigate if the death was connected to the assault in mid-May.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says the state medical examiner's office determined Schenk's death was from a burst aneurysm in his brain and not related to the assault.

Schenk was hit in the head by a man while walking his dog off-leash. He died two month later after his health quickly declined.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 8931

Reported Deaths: 208
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah223969
Marion153947
Washington137920
Clackamas75124
Umatilla5334
Union3421
Lincoln3242
Deschutes1830
Lane1653
Linn1519
Polk14912
Yamhill1268
Malheur1241
Klamath1230
Jefferson1180
Jackson1170
Hood River880
Benton845
Wasco731
Morrow641
Clatsop490
Douglas420
Coos410
Josephine331
Columbia300
Lake190
Tillamook110
Crook100
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 61°
Corvallis
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Roseburg
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 60°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events