- Dec 19, 2013
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I agree 100%. I feel like we see a lot of sloppy reporting in some of these cases. LE usually chooses their words carefully. Ironically, some journalists do not.The Comal County Sheriff’s Office on Friday ruled out homicide as the cause of death for Shana DiMambro, the 45-year-old Spring Branch woman who went missing 10 days before searchers discovered her body a week ago.
I am beginning to question if that was actually stated by LE, or whether it was just inferred by the following statement, actually made by LE, and the newspaper just interpreted it to mean that homicide had been ruled out, and ran with it.
“Based on our investigation we don’t have any evidence of a criminal offense,” CCSO Criminal Investigation Division Capt. Rocky Millican said. “We do not believe there is any danger to the public, and obviously we’re continuing the investigation into the cause of death.”
I truly do not see how ANYTHING can definitively be ruled out as cause of death when LE has not even yet determined a cause of death, and while the investigation is still ongoing. I also find it odd that ONLY this newspaper is reporting that homicide has been ruled out. It seems news that important to the case would have come in the form of an official press release, and would have been made available to all news outlets. Yet, nothing from any other source.
Until I hear "homicide has been ruled out as the cause of death" from someone in LE with the authority to make that statement, I am going to take it with a grain of salt. JMO
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office on Friday ruled out homicide as the cause of death for Shana DiMambro, the 45-year-old Spring Branch woman who went missing 10 days before searchersherald-zeitung.com