UPDATE: Oxford Man Found Dead

Shawn Quimby, 40, of Oxford, has died, officials say.

Updated at 5:58 a.m. Friday

A 40-year-old Oxford man who was missing Tuesday has been found dead, officials confirmed Friday morning. 

As of last night, police were still looking for Shawn Quimby, a 40-year-old Oxford man who had been missing since yesterday. Police had bloodhound dogs scouring the Larkin State Bridle Trail.

Quimby was last seen Wednesday morning at his home on Jacks Hill Road in Oxford, officials said. Police say the search of the trail was a first logical step as it's located behind the house. There were no signs of suspicious activity in the area, officials reported. 

Oxford Patch will update this story as we get more information.

Christina August 23, 2012 at 07:31 PM
When will a photo be released? Did he suffer from any type of medical problems?
John Doe August 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
No he has no physical or medical issues. He is just a guy everyone loves and we pray for him to get home. Hopefully they will get his picture up quickly
Bonnie August 23, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Does he have a vehicle that's also missing? Whom does he live with? So many questions but very few answers.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Hi all, Paul is on scene working to get all the information to these questions and more. We will update this article asap. In the meantime, thanks for your patience as we continue to work on this developing story.
Sweetpea August 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I have a picture of Shawn if anyone knows an email address I can send it to
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Sweetpea, you may email it to me at gary.jeanfaivre@patch.com. We would need permission from the family and/or police, but we can discuss that offline. Thanks, Gary Jeanfaivre Patch Regional Editor
Paul Singley August 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Bonnie: This is the information that the state police has chosen to release. They still haven't given a photo.
Paul Singley August 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Or send it to me: paul.singley@patch.com. Thanks
Gayle Hill August 24, 2012 at 01:46 AM
why the bridle trail?
Dani Joy August 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Cause the bridle trail is behind the farm he lives on. Shawn and his brother are great people. I hope they find him safe!
Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 05:37 AM
For the love of god update this thing... REST IN PEACE Shawny! Fly with the Angels. Your smile and laughter will never be forgotten. Xoxo
Paul Singley August 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM
I just updated it after getting confirmation. Thank you for letting readers know. I'm sorry for your loss.
Ed Rowland August 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM
To the family of Shawn,I am sorry for your loss.Rest in peace.
J August 24, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Shawn was a wonderful,caring, fun guy My heart goes out to his family, he will forever Be missed
Craig Zac August 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM
wow... 40 years old? thats too bad, Poor guy. My condolences to his family and friends.
Ken Remokitis August 24, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Wow known shawn a long time havent seen him in a couple years still cant believe it rip brother. Ken
DJ August 24, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Heartbreaking!!!! Shawn was a great guy! To Mike and family, Im so sorry for your loss. Shawn will be missed by all.
Paul Singley August 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM
If anyone has a photo, that would be helpful to our readers. As you and I know, in a small town, you may not know everybody's name but you probably know them by face. Please feel free to email paul.singley@patch.com if you are comfortable. To all who knew Shawn, I'm sorry for your loss. Best. - Paul Singley, Oxford/Naugatuck Patch editor
Chuck Kindle August 24, 2012 at 02:38 PM
RIP Brotha you will not be forgotten for your huge heart and shoulder to lean on whenever needed you will be deeply missed.... Chuck
Nancy Todice August 24, 2012 at 03:36 PM
So sad for the Quimby family, RIP Shawn your now with Butch, Sorry to Mike your sister and your parents.
John Doe August 24, 2012 at 08:11 PM
The world lost a good man. The smile on his face and the bounce in his step will forever live in our memories. There is no one that could ever say a bad word about him. He would give you the shirt off his back and never ask for a thing in return. Shawn will be deeply missed. The world is a sadder place without him in it. My deepest sympathies to Mikey and the entire Quimby family. I love ya Shawny and i will always value our frienship. RIP, Billy.
Grace Hily August 25, 2012 at 02:13 AM
What caused his death? Was it an accident? So sad. My prayers are with him and his family.
Samantha D August 25, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Shawny was an unforgettable person. He was there the day I was born and was the unrelated, over-protective, crazy, hilarious uncle anyone could ever ask for. He could make anyone laugh and lighten the mood of a crowd with just his smile. He will be missed by so many, especially me. Rest In Peace Shawny, I love you more than anything </3


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