MOUNT VERNON — It has been years since the case was solved, but a portion of the remains of Jonathan Sheasby was only recently returned to his family. In March, the portion was released by the Bureau of Crimal Investigation to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.



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2 Responses to “Sheasby remains returned to family”

  1. my2centsworth

    I personally, dont see what all the fuss is about. It was only a small portion of a femur bone, that was kept for DNA.

    Look at it from another point…..If they had gotten rid of the part, then something came up, & needed to do DNA , but didnt have the bone, the family would be mad & call everyone imcompetent for getting rid of it too soon.

    So either way…. people make a big stink over everything.

    That part did not bring the son back or stop the family from having his funeral, or prevent them in any way from saying “goodbye” to him.

    I would have told the officials to go ahead & dispose of it, & move on. I think its more of an emotional issue than anything else.

  2. David

    Amazing. Isn’t there anyone local, in law enforcement that follows up on what has happened and is happening? I know there are budget cuts, but something could be done, either using a computer program or pencil, paper and a clipboard.