Sedalia Man Killed While Hunting
From the Sunday, November 23, 2003 issue:
By Chuck Orman
The Sedalia Democrat
A 31-year-old Sedalia man died Saturday in an apparent
hunting accident in northern Pettis County.
Scotty L. Riedl, of 26654 Sinkhole Road, died after he was
shot once in the right upper chest.
Sheriff Gary Starke said Mr. Riedl had been hunting deer
with his brother, Michael Riedl, of the same address, when the incident
occurred near dusk.
"I think a contributing factor in the shooting was the
fact that Mr. Riedl was not wearing any 'hunter's orange' clothing or
accessories," Sheriff Starke said. "He was dressed in dark camouflage
The men were hunting on property on Schondelmaier Road,
about half a mile from the Saline County line.
"Saline County received the call at 5:21 p.m. on their 911
line," Sheriff Starke said. "Apparently the call went there because it was
made from a cell phone."
The Pettis County office was notified at 5:56 p.m., and an
officer arrived at the scene at 6:08 p.m., the sheriff said. A Sweet Springs
ambulance took Mr. Riedl to Bothwell Regional Health Center.
The Pettis County Sheriff's Department is investigating
the incident with the help of Pettis County Coroner Fred Biggs and
Department of Conservation agents.