The body of 35-year-old Melanie Rauscher of “Naked and Afraid” was found in Arizona under mysterious circumstances.
She has appeared in two seasons of “Naked and Afraid” on Discovery Channel.
According to Corey Kasun, a member of the Prescott Police Department, Melanie Rauscher was dog-sitting for a homeowner while they were away on vacation.
The homeowners found her body near the cans of dust cleaner after returning on July 17. But, as per them, she was already dead on the bed in the guest room.
In addition, they found several cans of compressed air near her body. It is used to clean the dust off computers.
It’s unclear if Melanie consumed the contents of the cans.
The police didn’t find any signs of foul play, suicide notes, or drug paraphernalia. The dog was okay, too.
They are awaiting the reports from Yavapai County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
Melanie was mainly a contestant on “Naked and Afraid” in 2013 and the spinoff show ‘XL’ in 2015. Close castmate Jeremy McCaa posted a touching tribute to Melanie on his FB page, saying he was “feeling broken.”
We pray that her soul may rest in peace.