Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Florida State Law Agency says it will review the death of Central New York native Sheena Morris.
Morris was found dead in a Florida hotel room back in 2009. Police there ruled her death a suicide, but Morris’ family has been fighting that ruling ever since.
Morris’ father now hopes there will be a break in the case.
“Even though she’s not here, it’s still all about Sheena to us,” said Sheena’s dad, David Morris.
Morris would have been 26 years old today. It’s been three years since her death, but her father is still fighting.
“Something is not right here, and we're going to prove it,” David continued. “We feel that there is someone out there that killed Sheena and we would like them to be brought to justice before they do it again.”
A team of cold case experts with Bradenton Beach Police will now look at everything. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will go through police documents, case files and photographs from the scene. They’ll then report any findings or recommendations back to Bradenton Beach Police.
Morris’ family claims numerous forensic experts say Morris was murdered and that the hotel room was staged to look like it was a suicide.
“We feel it needs to be investigated by someone - outside of the Bradenton Beach Police Department,” David said.
The panel is made up of about 20 law enforcement experts. They will start reviewing Morris’ death next week. The review is expected to take a few days.