FDLE to investigate death of Sheena Morris

TAMPA, Fla. - One day after what would have been Sheena Morris' 26th birthday, her mom, Kelly Osborn, reflects on news she has been waiting on for a long time.

"I think it is a nice little birthday present for her, but thinking about it today I'm just a little less excited because I re-read it and it is just a review," Osborn said.

The Tampa woman whose smile continues to light up her mom's house was found dead three and a half years ago in a hotel on New Years. The Bradenton Beach Police Department ruled it suicide.

But, Sheena's family said evidence pointed to murder and paid for a second autopsy. The medical examiner later changed her cause of death to undetermined.

After numerous attempts from the family and rallies across the country the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has agreed to reinvestigate the case.

The FDLE said it will send a SMART team down made up of 15 to 20 investigators to review case.

"It is really a great victory. This is not something that I did. It is something the general public did," said Osborn.

Bradenton Beach Police chief Sam Speciale told ABC Action News that he welcomes the FDLE's investigation.

"We have done everything we can do to bring this to closure. All of us in the department have families. We have daughters and we could not imagine something as terrible as this happening," Speciale said.

Inside her home photos, files on the case and a time line of Sheena's last months alive fill her mom's house. Kelly said with a new investigation starting she will not give up her search for the truth.

"This is not going to change anything from what I do on a daily basis and uncovering more facts," she said.

The FDLE said they will begin their investigation later this month and hope to have their findings back in a few months.

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