Coroner Bryan Stiller explained that preliminary results showed the bodies were “those of a male and female between 18 and 22 years of age,” and both died from being shot.
He determined the victims were nude when shot, since the bullets removed had no clothing fibers attached. He said both “were dead before being dismembered.”
Mowery said the authorities have not ruled out the torsos could be those of the missing Logan teens. He claimed the on-going reported sightings of Annette and Todd were all dead-end leads.
Around this time, Dale reported to Sheriff Jones that he was told gunshots were fired in the early morning hours of October 4 behind the hospital, which was on the opposite side of the street on which the torsos were discovered.
According to the sheriff, those shots were not in the correct time frame in which the police believed the kids disappeared. Now the authorities believed Annette and Todd went missing between 4 p.m. Monday, October 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5. The sheriff told Dale the gunshots heard behind the hospital were “insignificant.”