Investigator Wants Input From Those Who Knew Kuenzli, Dogs


An investigator from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office will be coming to Payson to talk to those who had personal knowledge of the humane society volunteer shot and killed by a hiker on May 11.

The investigator, Coconino County Sheriff's Det. Bruce Cornish, will be interviewing those who knew 43-year-old Grant Kuenzli or any of the three dogs that were with him at the time of the incident.

Cornish refused comment on the issue and would not confirm the date of his visit.

"I don't have to share any details of my investigation with the press," Cornish told the Roundup. "I still have a lot of work to do."

Carol Stubbs, the legal adviser to the Payson Humane Society, said the county attorney's office is focused on speaking to people who can attest to Kuenzli's character and the disposition of the dogs.

According to Stubbs, no one from the county attorney's office has contacted the humane society who looked after shelter dogs, Hank and Sheba.

Kuenzli was a devoted volunteer with the humane society and Paws in the Park, and many people involved with the organizations knew him and his dog, Maggie.

Stubbs is compiling a list to give the investigator. Anyone qualified is asked to call her at (928) 468-6666.

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