■ The coroner marked the manner of 36 deaths as “undetermined” in 2018.
‘Undetermined’ cause ruled in 36 deaths last year
No one knows how Joshua Dameron died.
Not his father, not police and not even the Clark County coroner’s office.
The 38-year-old man from Kingman, Arizona, was reported missing May 12 by his father, David Dameron. Then, more than a month went by before his only son’s remains were found June 16 under the hot sun in a patch of open desert in Laughlin.
“As you can imagine, there wasn’t much left of him, so it’s been very tough,” his father said Thursday. “We can’t get answers from anyone.”
Ultimately, the coroner’s office was unable to nail down how or why Joshua Dameron had died. And so his death certificate was stamped with the word “undetermined.”
His case was one of 36 such deaths investigated by the coroner’s office last year, in which the manner of death could not be determined.
Last year, 17,533 people died throughout the county, according to data obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The coroner’s