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Unread postby Michael Dodd » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:31 pm

There's an update here:
http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories ... d70d6.html

The "Redpath" referred to here is Peter Redpath. He and I played tabletop games with Jeremy every Wednesday, he's know Jeremy for about 10 years.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:36 am

http://www.komotv.com/news/18356494.html

Girlfriend: Body ID'ed as Scully

Story Published: Apr 28, 2008 at 10:31 PM PDT
Story Updated: Apr 28, 2008 at 10:51 PM PDT
By KOMO Staff & News Services
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The body found near the abandoned car of the missing high school coach has been confirmed as that of the coach himself.

Jeremy Scully, 38, disappeared while driving from his Bellingham apartment to a friend's house in Alger. Sully's girlfriend said investigators informed her on Monday night that the man found shot to death has been identified as Scully.

"(He was) the love of my life and I'm going to miss him very much," Robbin Goldsby said tearfully.

Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt said the body was found Sunday by hikers in a rugged area of Blanchard Mountain. The hikers reported the discovery to a Whatcom County sheriff's deputy who was in the area searching for Scully. Reichardt said the case was being investigated as a homicide.

Scully's car was found abandoned Saturday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Lake Samish, about 8 miles from where the body was located the next day.

Bellingham Police Department spokesman Lt. Steve Felmley said there were no signs of foul play at the scene where the car was left, with its door ajar and keys in the ignition.

Goldsby said she won't be able to rest until her questions are answered and due justice is served.

"I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to get through just the next few days, not to mention the rest of my life," she said.

Scully coached pole vault at Ferndale High School for eight years. He also worked as a substitute teacher at the school and helped coach pole vaulting at Western Washington University.

Goldsby said Scully often talked about his days with the students, and followed each one's progress closely.

"(Scully was) one of our Ferndale family members, part of our community, and that hurts, that hurts a lot," said Vic Randall, athletic director at Ferndale High School.

"I've coached track for 21 years and I've never worked with somebody so passionate," Ferndale High track coach Ted Genger said. "I've never worked with someone so responsible. He was always the first coach to get there and the last coach to leave, day in and day out."

Goldsby said she wants someone to step forward with answers.

Investigators said Scully was shot in the head, most likely in broad daylight. Goldsby is convinced someone saw something.

"I've done a lot of crying, trying to make deals with God," she said.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:06 am

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/255/story/394441.html

Few details about body found on Blanchard Mountain
Homicide suspected; police won’t say if victim is missing coach


MARK MALIJAN THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Skagit County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Morgan secures the entrance to Blanchard Mountain on Monday as officials continue their investigation of the body that was found Sunday afternoon by hikers.

CALEB HEERINGA
THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Police were unable to confirm Monday whether a man found slain on Blanchard Mountain was a missing Ferndale High School track coach, but school administrators and friends fear the worst.

Jeremy Scully, 38, was last seen at his Halleck Street apartment Thursday morning, en route to a friend’s house in Alger. Scully never arrived, and Ferndale athletic director Vic Randall reported him missing Friday after he failed to show up for track practice.

On Saturday, Scully’s vehicle was found with the door ajar and keys in the ignition on East Lake Samish Drive. On Sunday, three Whatcom County hikers found a body in a wooded area about 200 yards off the gravel road to Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain.

The man found in the woods died from a gunshot wound to the head, Chief Criminal Deputy Will Reichert of Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Police took fingerprints, which they were comparing to records Monday night to confirm whether the body was that of Scully.

Reichert declined to elaborate on the details of the body, other than to say that they are investigating it as a homicide. He declined to discuss what police believe may have happened.

“It’s too early to rule anything out,â€

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:58 pm

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/256/story/394901.html

Authorities still unsure of dead man's identity
Ferndale High School track team to compete as scheduled Wednesday


CAT SIEH AND CALEB HEERINGA
THE BELLINGHAM HERALD


Authorities have encountered unexpected snags in their attempts to identify the body of a man found on Blanchard Mountain Sunday.

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is using several different methods to determine whether the man, who died of a gunshot wound to the head, is Ferndale High School track coach Jeremy Scully, who went missing en route to a friend’s Alger home Thursday.

Skagit County Sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Will Reichert said the office tried to compare fingerprints taken from the body to records kept by Ferndale School District, where Scully was also a substitute teacher.

But Scully was finger-printed in 2002, and those records have been purged from the district’s system, Reichert said today. The prints have been passed on to the FBI, which often retains such records in their own databases, Reichert said.

In the meantime, detectives are attempting to acquire Scully’s dental records in addition to DNA analysis to identify the body, which hikers found Sunday in a wooded area about 200 yards off the gravel road to Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain.

The identification process could take hours or days, Reichert said. Detectives have made preliminary comparisons of photos of Scully and the man’s face, but that is not considered a positive means of identification, Reichert said.

Scully’s family does not reside in Western Washington, he said, but authorities may ask close friends or family to attempt to identify the body if other methods fail.

A woman who said she is Scully’s girlfriend told media that authorities confirmed the found man was Scully, but Reichert said he knows of no representative of Skagit County, Whatcom County or Bellingham law enforcement that has made such a notification.

Reichert said he could not comment on any developments in the case.

“We’re making progress and we’re learning more about the case and the evidence,â€

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:00 am

http://www.komotv.com/news/18356494.html

Detectives have not released the identity of the body to the media. They said they're awaiting the results of forensic tests to confirm the identity. Detectives do admit, however, that the found body fits Scully's description.

"Right now that's (Scully's case is) just a missing persons case, that could turn into a homicide case if we make that ID," said Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt.

Reichardt said the body was found Sunday by hikers in a rugged area of Blanchard Mountain, some 200 yards off the main road through thick underbrush. The hikers reported the discovery to a Whatcom County sheriff's deputy who was in the area searching for Scully. Reichardt said the case was being investigated as a homicide.

"The body was in a location where it could have gone a long time without being discovered. The hikers were in the right place - or the wrong place - at the right time," he said.

The body had been shot in the head. Detectives believe robbery may have been the motive.

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Unread postby Beth Engleman » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:17 am

Here is the link to the message board at In Session regarding the death of Jeremy Scully.

http://boards.insessiontrials.com/showt ... did=330226

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Unread postby Michael Dodd » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:34 am

Kiro 7 Just tracked me down for an interview about being in a tabletop gaming group with Jeremy.

We're still having our weekly game tomorrow, but it'll likely be a gab session. Kiro asked to be there, we may oblige them.

If there's anyone interested in being there, contact me by email at binky@bgonet.com or through my blog- http://binky.bgonet.com

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:11 pm

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/256/story/395981.html

Body identified as missing teacher

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Still no ID for body found on Blanchard

LIZ BEAULIEU
THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

BELLINGHAM — The body found Sunday on Blanchard Mountain has been confirmed as that of missing teacher Jeremy Scully, Skagit County Sheriff's detectives said Wednesday morning.

Fingerprings on the body were matched to Scully's fingerprints on file by the FBI.

Scully's family has been notified of the confirmation and detectives are continuing to investigate the death of the 38-year-old Bellingham man, according to Skagit County officials.

He was last seen April 24, and his car was found Saturday near Lake Samish with the door ajar and the key in the ignition. The body was found Sunday by hikers on Blanchard Mountain. Scully had been shot in the head.

Scully was a substitute teacher in the Ferndale School District and also helped coach pole vaulters.

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Unread postby Michael Dodd » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:11 pm

It appears we finally have official word that this was Jeremy.

It's just been confirmed by the sheriff's department:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/442/story/395981.html

Same coverage on Kiro 7
http://www.kirotv.com/news/16082569/detail.html

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:43 pm

http://www.kndu.com/global/story.asp?s=8250206

Family of slain Ferndale teacher thanks searchers, officers
Associated Press - April 30, 2008 2:05 PM ET

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The family of a Ferndale teacher found shot to death in Skagit County has issued a statement thanking searchers who helped look for Jeremy Scully. The family also says it's grateful for the work of law officers who are looking for his killer.

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:46 pm

http://www.kirotv.com/news/16088848/detail.html

Friends Of Slain Teacher ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Case, Police Say

POSTED: 1:22 pm PDT April 30, 2008
UPDATED: 1:29 pm PDT April 30, 2008

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- Police have identified friends of a teacher whose body was found near Alger as “persons of interestâ€

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Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:03 pm

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/l ... ethru.html

WA Sheriff's Office: Scully was killed by someone he knew
Skagit County Sheriff's Office chief criminal deputy Will Reichardt says evidence indicates 38-year-old Ferndale substitute teacher and assistant track coach Jeremy Scully was killed by someone he knew.

Reichardt says there are several "persons of interest" in the case.

The sheriff's office announced on Wednesday that an FBI fingerprint match had identified the body found near Alger as that of Scully, who was from Bellingham.

Scully's body was found Sunday on Blanchard Mountain, about 50 feet down an embankment on the road on the way to Samish Overlook. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Reichardt says it appears that Scully was killed in the area where he was found.

Reichardt says it's too early in the investigation to rule out anything involving Scully's death.


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