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Suicide or Homicide? Panel reportedly recommends reopening Sheena Morris death investigation

1:10 PM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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BRADENTON, Florida - A panel of law enforcement experts who reviewed the investigation into a 22-year-old woman's death reportedly say the case should be reopened.

The Herald-Tribune reports that a law enforcement review panel assembled by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement held a closed-door meeting last month to go over the Bradenton Beach police investigation of the death of Sheena Morris. This week, they ruled that the case should be reinvestigated.

However, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale disputes the Herald-Tribune's report, saying he will not be given the recommendations until Friday.

Morris' death was ruled a suicide in 2009. Her mother has maintained that her daughter was murdered, and that her body was posed to make it look like she hanged herself.

What happens next is up to Chief Speciale, who has declined requests to reopen the case in the past.

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