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Owsley Family Seeking FBI Involvement in Death Investigation

It seems attorneys representing the sister of the late Cary Owsley want the FBI to get involved to see if there were any possible civil rights violations linked to what the family says was the mishandling of evidence at the death scene in April.

Trent McCain, a Merrillville attorney working with several family members seeking to reopen the Owsley case and conduct an autopsy on his body, told our news gathering partners at “The Republic” that “we have evidence that certain materials from the home were removed.”

McCain says they have a picture of the chair they believe the 49-year-old Owsley was shot in, burning. He adds that a portion of a rug stained with Owsley’s blood was cut out and removed by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy DeWayne Janes.

Janes, a 21-year member of the sheriff’s department and the ex-husband of Cary Owsley’s wife, Lisa Owsley, was suspended five days without pay after an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Department of how deputies handled the initial death scene, which was ruled a suicide.

For more information, go to www.therepublic.com.

Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:40:36 AM

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