The investigation is still ongoing, but could end soon, District Attorney Jon David said Monday.
David reopened the investigation of the death of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff Jones in May 2011. She was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in 1999. Investigators ruled Jones’ death a suicide. But her family contends she was murdered, and subsequent civil actions have backed up that assertion, leading critics to believe there may have been a rush to judgment on the part of investigators working the case.
“I expect to make a public announcement about this case soon, however I will certainly speak to other stakeholders first, including officer Jones’ family,” David said.
UPDATE: On Dec. 17, 2013, David said that after an independent investigation, the cause of death would be reclassified as undetermined, and that the case would remain open.
Here is the press release from the district attorney’s office:
Date posted: December 17, 2013
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