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No Federal Charges To Be Filed In Owsley Death Investigation
Updated January 11, 2016 9:57 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) - There will be no Federal charges in the death investigation of Cary Owsley.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers requested a federal investigation into the April, 2013 death of Owsley, which was ruled a suicide by County Coroner Larry Fisher.

There were numerous issues with the death investigation, including Owsley's wife's ex-husband, who was a Sheriff's Deputy, being allowed on the scene to handle evidence.

According to a letter released by the Sheriff's Department from U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Acting Section Chief Paige M. Fitzgerald, the Department of Justice and the FBI say that there is no evidence to support the prosecution of anyone under Federal criminal civil rights statutes.

Despite the incident occurring before Sheriff Myers took office, he explained that he asked for the inquiry in order to restore dignity to the department, the families that were affected, as well as the community. The Sheriff added that he is unable to comment further on the case due to a pending civil lawsuit.

Owsley's sister, Cheryl Owsley Jackson, was concerned that the Sheriff's Department may not have turned over all of the evidence they had.

Owsley's son, Logan filed a federal suit in Indianapolis alleges obstruction of justice, conspiracy and neglect. That case is pending. The suit names former Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett, Coroner Larry Fisher, four current deputies and two former deputies.

Cary Owsley was found dead with a gunshot wound in April 2013. His death was originally ruled a suicide, but two forensic pathologists who examined the 49-year-old man's body after it was exhumed ruled his manner of death undetermined.

Owsley was married to the ex-wife of one of those deputies investigating his death.



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