Owsley manner of death ruled ‘undetermined’

Cary Owsley (Provided Photo)
Cary Owsley (Provided Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — New information was released Tuesday in the nearly year-long investigation into a Columbus man’s death.

24-Hour News 8 spoke to the sister of Cary Owsley Tuesday evening. She confirmed her brother’s manner of death has been ruled as undetermined.

The coroner in Columbus had ruled Owsley shot himself in a suicide, but Owsley’s sister, son and mother didn’t believe that.

They have been pushing for an autopsy since his death last spring.They thought someone else was to blame.

Owsley’s sister, Cheryl Jackson, sent the following statement to 24-Hour News 8 on Tuesday:

“We’re disappointed that the autopsy did not show conclusive results.  We believe the failed investigation and polluted crime scene on the day of my brother’s death destroyed any evidence that would prove who killed him. While this is not a win or a loss for us, it continues to be a fail for the community of officials who botched this thing so completely that they destroyed any hope of finding truth.  I’m going to look at every avenue to make those officials, and anyone else responsible in this case, accountable.”

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