Friday, August 17, 2012
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy, center above, Will Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil or See No Evil in Sheena Morris Death Investigation.
Sheena Morris, 22, was found hanged in a Bradenton Beach hotel room on New Year’s Day 2009, Bradenton Beach police say she committed suicide. Her mother Kelly Osborn and three national forensic experts contend Morris did not kill herself, but rather was murdered, with the scene staged to appear as suicide.
On Thursday, August 16th, 2012, Sheena Morris’ mother, Kelly Osborn, told the Bradenton Beach city commissioners that if their police chief really wants new evidence, he need only look in his department’s safe, where the fingernail scrapings taken from her daughter’s corpse are sitting untested.
Police Chief Sam Speciale and Detective Lenard Diaz never had the finger nail scrapings tested for DNA evidence to determine who might have been in the hotel room with Sheena the day she died. “The evidence is rotting away in Detective Diaz’s office, in a non-climate controlled environment,” Osborn told the commissioners. “Do something with it; this is absurd.” Speciale did not return calls seeking comment.
Osborn, who began her testimony before the commission in a shaking voice that she said was caused not by nervousness but by anger, asked Mayor John Shaughnessy, “When are you going to show some leadership?””Excuse me?” Shaughnessy said.
“When are you going to start showing some leadership?” Osborn asked again, more loudly.”I am not responding to that. I have nothing to say. This is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,” he said. “I am not going to banter with you. I am not responding.” Both Osborn and a subsequent speaker said the mayor was misinformed about an investigation by FDLE, which earlier this month announced it would conduct a one-day review of the case.
The Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale claims in the Islander Newspaper that he would reopen the supposed ‘suicide’ of Sheena Morris if any credible evidence was presented. The mom, Kelly Osborn, has piles of credible evidence, see below;
DEATH INVESTIGATION OF SHEENA LEE MORRIS
.…body being carried or dragged into its final hanging location. p.2
…hemorrhages identified within both eyes… p.6
…clothing of the deceased is almost perfectly centered on the body. p.6
…no distortion to her mascara… p.6
…lower pant legs both flow off… p.6
…clearly a domestic violence event… p.7
…tranquil setting of the body within the shower… p.7
…significant sand and dirt on the bottoms of both feet but none on shower floor… p.7
…impossible for her pants legs to be in that position..P.7
And much, much more see complete report at https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/400535/morris-dr-berkland-and-jan-johnson.pdf
The chief medical examiner for the Florida district changed the 26-year-old’s cause of death from suicide to undetermined, as the theory that her death may have been staged destabilized his original verdict. The cold case team, which was not reopening but ‘reviewing’ the suicide according to police, will make its findings in around two months.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com