Body of David Clement found - suicide
The search for David Clement ended in tragedy.
Clement’s body was found by family members off of Snow’s Road On Dec. 19, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker. The cause of death was ruled as a suicide...
Via Sac Bee by Bill Lindelof:
The body of a man missing for more than a month has been found in El Dorado County.
When David Clement, 30, of Camino, was thought to have gone for a jog on the morning of Nov. 6 and never returned, his father worried that he might have been attacked by a mountain lion.
Searchers looked many times for the Army veteran but had no luck. Then, on Dec. 19, his father and other searchers tried again and found Clement's remains in the Snows Road area of Camino.
The body was found by his father and searchers Shelli LaMadrid and Jody Finne-Frock. A tip about a sound the morning the Clement's disappearance sent them back to an area searched earlier.
"I found him," said David Clement. "But I could not go look at him close enough. It's hard for a dad to do that. Shelli and Jody came over and identified him and we called 911. He did shoot himself."
The body was off the side of the road in an area of low-growing shrubs.
John Clement said his son spent two years in the Army and was discharged in 2001. He pursued acting for a time, serving as an extra in movies, before taking an IT job with the California Highway Patrol -- a position he left two years ago.
David Clement had been depressed for a time as he struggled to pay bills while developing the computer game, "but he had worked through that," his father said in November.
Clement wanted to thank searchers and others in the community who helped the family.
"We had huge support from friends," said John Clement.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park.
A fund has been set up to assist the Clement family with burial expenses. Donations may be sent to the David Clement Memorial Fund at El Dorado Savings Bank or John Clement, P.O. Box 2161, Shingle Springs, 95682.
More details will be posted to the Facebook page, located at www.facebook.com/HelpFindDavidClement
Related Story: Help find David Clement - Search is scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 1 http://www.inedc.com/1-2879