Shelton police

SHELTON — Mason County Corner has identified the body of a man found in Goldsborough Creek in Shelton on Saturday.

Wes Stockwell said the body identified as Shelton resident Clayton Bennett, 40, who was found by kayakers in the creek near the 200 block of Park Street.

Stockwell said the official cause of death was freshwater drowning.

Stockwell said the autopsy is ongoing, additional details will be released upon the completion of the autopsy.  

Shelton Police are still investigating the cause of death.

(2) comments

Lea Cook

Clayton Bennett was one of my husband's Navy Jr. ROTC cadets for four years at Shelton High School. We were a tight knit family of friends and leaders. He was a model cadet, always at the ready and worthy of every accolade he received. He was considered one of the leaders. His personality included pride in his NJROTC Unit and his uniform, and he was an example to his peers and classmates. Cdr. Cook and I are devastated to hear of this news, we were always proud of this young man and always will be. God Speed Clayton, and may God keep you in the palm of his hand.. Our sincere Condolences to his many friends and to his family. ~ Lcdr. and Mrs. Douglas Cook USN Ret.

Richard Harris

I met Clayton when my son was in boy scouts. He was an Eagle scout buy then..Clayton was a fine young man, always ready to help the younger boys with their merit badge work, always first in line to help set up camp and get the chores done. He will me missed by all of us who knew him . Every one of us who had the fortune to work with Clayton will be better people from the experience.

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