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.

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