Mysterious Wound Has Officials Stumped


Deputies and investigators responded to a report of shooting at the C-Bar trailer park in Star Valley at 3:48 p.m. Thursday. There, they found Corbin Deckert, 46, laying on the ground with blood coming from his forehead.

Deckert told deputies he was out for a daily walk in an undeveloped area east of the trailer park when he heard what sounded like a shotgun blast. He told officers he turned his head toward Highway 260 when something struck him. Deckert managed to walk within 50 yards of his house before collapsing.

Deputies checked the area and talked to several people who reported hearing what sounded like a shotgun blast or tire blow-out.

Diamond Star Fire and Canyon State Ambulance treated Deckert at the scene prior to loading him on an air ambulance for a flight to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital.

As of today, Friday, Deckert was in good condition after receiving 15 stitches to his forehead.

Det. George Ratliff said that based on information from the investigation and the type of injury suffered, they do not believe it was a result of a firearm.

"We don't know what hit him, but we do know he was not shot," Ratliff said. "The wound was a long slit."

Commenting has been disabled for this item.