Autopsies performed on 2 missing people found dead Saturday
November 24, 2014
Steamboat Springs — Police say no significant discoveries were made during the autopsies that were performed Monday on the two Steamboat Springs residents found dead in the back of a pickup Saturday.
Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle said police now are awaiting toxicology reports to determine the nature and cause of the death for Page Stockdale and Mark Schiebel. It typically takes at least two weeks to get toxicology test results back.
DelValle said the autopsies did not show any signs of trauma.
The toxicology tests could show whether Stockdale and Schiebel had any substances in their systems when they died. The tests also could prove the police theory that Stockdale and Schiebel died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The two were found in the back of Schiebel's pickup at the Sarvis Creek parking area south of Steamboat. The back of the pickup was enclosed with a truck topper. All of the windows to the truck topper were closed, and there was a charcoal grill in the back of the pickup. It is believed the grill may have been the source of the carbon monoxide.
DelValle said Monday that there were no signs that the grill had been used to cook food.
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The truck was found after Stockdale failed to show up to a dinner date the evening of Nov. 18. Stockdale was reported missing, and police suspected she might be with Schiebel because Stockdale had been seen driving his truck. Police also were unable to find Schiebel.
Duck hunters reported finding Schiebel's truck Saturday morning at Sarvis Creek.