Case closed in Sheena Morris death, mother speaks out

BRADENTON, Fla. - Everyday, it's been waiting and waiting," said Kelly Osborn, a mother still grieving and grasping that her five year fight to find out more about her daughter's death is finished.

"Wow. This battle is over, finally."

This week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wrapped up their year-long investigation into then 20-year-old Sheena Morris' death.

The Manatee/Sarasota County State Attorney's Office announced it will not file charges.

Morris was found dead and hanging from a shower at a Bradenton Beach Resort on New Year's Day in 2009.

Her death was ruled a homicide, but it was later changed to "undetermined."

FDLE reopened the case after Morris' mother, Kelly Osborn, spent thousands of dollars on private investigators and placed blame on her daughter's then boyfriend.

The final sentence of the newly released FDLE report reads, "The investigation shows no evidence of a homicide."

"We know we won't get justice for Sheena," Osborn said.

She refutes many details contained within the twenty-eight page FDLE case summary.

"She didn't have mental issues," Osborn said.  

Osborn said she now plans to create a foundation to help other families that have lost loved ones under mysterious circumstances.

"I'm done waiting now. That agony is over," she said.

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