An update that appeared on the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco’s website, September 29, 2012:
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco has been informed by Saint Anthony Monastery in Florence, Arizona that the investigation into the death of Scott Nevins near the Monastery on June 11, 2012 has been concluded. This information was conveyed to the Metropolis following the Monastery’s receipt of the report from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. The report from all authorities involved in this case, both in law enforcement and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, have confirmed that Mr. Nevins’ death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“This is a very tragic incident and while the report does bring closure to this situation, our hearts are heavy with sorrow. We continue to pray for the eternal repose of Mr. Nevins’ soul and seek the Lord’s mercy and grace for his grieving family,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.
In response to this situation, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos has recently formed a committee on Monastic Affairs to discuss various matters pertaining to the three monastic communities within the Metropolis of San Francisco, as well as address pastoral issues which frequently arise. “It is important that in all aspects of our work the Metropolis remains consistent in the message we share with our faithful, as well as respect the monastic tradition which so richly enhances our faith,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.