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NEW DETAILS: Body Of WSU Professor Found In Park

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PULLMAN POLICE DEPT: At 10:45 PM Wednesday night the family of Scott Stratton (51) notified police that he was missing. Reportedly, he had taken his dog for a walk at about 7PM. Mojo (The Dog) returned to the residence at about 8pm without his owner. Family and friends searched the area and were unable to locate him and called the police.

Police assisted with the search for Mr. Stratton. He was known to walk with Mojo in the area of Sunnyside Park. WSU Police Department checked his office at WSU where he is employed as a professor. No sign of Mr. Stratton was found.

Officer’s continued their search until the sun rose, and with the aid of daylight located a body in the upper pond of Sunnyside Park. Pullman Police Detectives and the Whitman County Coroner were able to make identification as Scott Stratton. There are no signs of “foul play” and the Coroner is making a preliminary classification of death as “accidental.”

An autopsy to determine the actual cause of death is pending. Next of kin has been notified.



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