I'm not getting the autopsy ruling and how the manner of death could not be homicide. Sure she was an alcoholic, but certainly she didn't beat herself up. IMO, chronic alcoholism may have made her unable to recover from her injuries, but the beating put her in the hospital to begin with. ETA: records show she wasn't drunk when admited to the hospital. http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12904554 Shannon Shepardson's family believes the 44-year-old Moab woman was murdered. Grand County Sheriff James Nylan isn't so sure, but continues to investigate. Among the case's troubling aspects is that the autopsy report is inconclusive. What is clear, however, is that Shepardson had suffered two broken bones in her left leg and other blunt-force trauma to the head and arms by the time she was found unconscious on the driveway at her ex-boyfriend's house on the morning of Oct. 29. Her death has raised alarm in Moab, where more than 50 friends, family and townsfolk recently marched from Swanny City Park to the Sheriff's Office carrying placards demanding "Justice for Shannon." More at link.