Mysterious Survivalist Charged with 2004 Beachside Murder of Engaged Couple

Shaun Gallon

According to local reports, a Northern California mysterious survivalist was charged last week in the beachside killing of Christian camp workers engaged to be married which occurred in 2004.

Shaun Gallon, 39, the Sonoma County suspect, purportedly shot Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen with a .45-caliber rifle at close range while they were asleep in sleeping bags on an isolated beach in Jenner, California which is around 90 miles north of San Francisco.

The couple who were working as Christian camp counselors that summer had planned to return to their Midwestern home for their wedding.

Gallon’s motives or connection to the couple remain unknown. If he gets convicted, he faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Lindsay Cutshall and Jason Allen

Although Gallon had long been a suspect in the beachside killing, fresh evidence uncovered from later charges aided authorities to relate Gallon with the killings.

Gallon apparently has a history of criminal misconduct which includes attempted murder with a package bomb in June 2004, a conviction for wounding a man with an arrow and allegedly killing his younger brother in March 2017.  

“After he was in custody for the death of his brother, the Sheriff’s Department developed new evidence that linked him to the 2004 murders of Jason and Lindsay,” police said.

Gallon was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of killing his brother in March 2017.

Authorities said they won’t reveal what the evidence was until Gallon’s preliminary hearing.   

Gallon’s past brushes with the law include resisting arrest, weapons possession, theft, drunk driving, and hunting without paperwork.

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