A Connecticut army household is combating the declare that their son’s 2016 dying in Tennessee was an accident.
Austin McGeough, a 21-year-old Military specialist stationed in Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, died when he was hit and run over by not less than three autos within the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2016 in Tennessee.
The official account by investigators with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Workplace says the soldier left a home get together in Nice View – drunk and on medication – earlier than breaking right into a nursery, FOX 61 reported.
He reportedly referred to as 911 to say he was being chased by bees earlier than working onto close by Freeway 41-A the place he was struck by one automotive after which run over by two extra.
Investigators dominated the dying was an accident and closed the case.
Nonetheless, McGeough’s household didn’t settle for the ruling and employed their very own workforce to overview the proof. They’re satisfied that somebody was chasing him, accusing investigators of mishandling the case.
“That is only a disgusting case of decide and select what you examine and who you’re related to,” Jane Barter, a household buddy who has turn into the household’s unofficial spokesperson, instructed the information station.
The household employed Stutchman Forensic Lab in California to research the 911 calls McGeough made, figuring out that they don’t make any point out of bees.
The lab additionally concluded that there have been different folks round McGeough when he referred to as police.
“It’s clear that there have been different people in shut sufficient proximity to the caller to be picked up by his telephone’s microphone,” the lab mentioned in an electronic mail report obtained by FOX 61. “‘From that evaluation, we have now ascertained that Austin was chased by two males’, mentioned Barter. She and the household say that these voices show Austin was chased by folks, not bees.”
Barter and McGeough’s household declare investigators are ignoring this new info that the household turned over to them months in the past.
Cheatham County investigator Jeff Landis harassed that the case is closed.
Sheriff Mike Breedlove didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for touch upon Tuesday.
McGeough’s mom, Kim Learn, reportedly employed a non-public investigator who was capable of monitor down a 3rd driver who ran over his physique. Barter and Learn instructed FOX 61 they went to Tennessee to confront the third driver, who reportedly recorded him saying he had seen one thing on the street, however didn’t take note of it.
Barter claims the third driver will not be being prosecuted as a result of his household reportedly has ties to legislation enforcement.
Landis instructed the information station that they interviewed the third driver and concluded he was not concerned.
Learn mentioned she is set to get justice for her son.
“Nobody is aware of that at house, in the course of the night time when my household is sleeping, that I’m up and I’m dry heaving and I’m crying and I’m begging and I’m simply on-line investigating this entire factor myself,” she mentioned.
The household has filed a civil lawsuit in opposition to a number of folks together with one of many drivers and the household of the teenager who hosted the get together the soldier attended earlier than his dying.
Barter mentioned the household might be re-filing the lawsuit to incorporate further defendants however wouldn’t go into additional element.