CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. - A Citrus County family is demanding to know not who shot and killed their daughter, but whether she was properly trained and protected as a secret informant.
Deputies found Jamie Seeger shot to death in a car last Wednesday near Crystal River. The family's attorney, Bill Grant, claims she worked as an informant for the sheriff's office and fears that's what lead to her death.
The sheriff's office won't confirm or deny her role as an informant.
"I don't think there's going to be any dispute that Jamie Seeger was a confidential informant for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office," Grant said.
He claims to have the proof -- from witnesses to conversations with detectives. Grant has requested documents from the sheriff's office that clarify's her involvement, but so far he has not gotten a response.
"Simply telling us no comment is not acceptable anymore," Grant said.
He plans to take the matter to court if the sheriff's office fails to respond by Friday.
Seeger's family had their suspicions even before her death. Her mother, Wendy Moore, says her daughter recently became more fearful of her work.
"I told her to get out, to not do it anymore because they're not going to watch out for her," she said. "I knew they wouldn't watch out for her."
Recently a new state law went into effect called "Rachel's Law," named after Rachel Hoffman who was murdered while acting as an informant at a drug deal in Tallahassee.
The law provides better protection for confidential informants.
Tuesday evening, Sheriff Jeff Dawsy agreed to a phone interview to respond to Grant's allegations.
"He's making a circus out of a terrible, terrible, tragic case," he said.
The sheriff said the case had absolutely nothing to do with Rachel's Law, but would not discuss specifics.
He said he would hand over all the evidence the family attorney wants after his office is done with its top priority: finding Seeger's killer.
"I can only tell you that Mr. Grant's allegations are about as far from the truth as you can be," he said.
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