Candlelight Vigil for Shannan Tolman: 7pm tonight, Siletz Library
A young woman was found dead Saturday on the floor of a residence in Siletz. The body of 34 year old Shannan Tolman was discovered by a man who reported it to 9-1-1.
Tolman was confirmed deceased but sheriff’s deputies could not determine the cause nor the manner of her death. So they called in the Lincoln County Major Crime Investigations Team.
Crime Team members from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police, Lincoln City Police, Toledo Police, Oregon State Police, and the District Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation assisted by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner.
The investigation determined that there was no apparent foul play involved, but a toxicology and autopsy are still pending to help determine manner and cause of death.
A toxicology report would signal at least a possibility of a drug overdose.
Tolman leaves behind a very young daughter.
A candlelight vigil is being held in Shannan Tolman’s honor, and for her surviving young daughter, this evening at 7pm at the Siletz Library.