BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
It appears the mystery into the April 4 death of Blountstown Middle School coach Tranum McLemore will remain just that - a mystery.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released an investigative report this week, concluding that the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office initial findings of suicide were not conclusively determined. However, evidence at this time does not support findings of homicide either.
“The FDLE is closing its investigation of this matter at this time,” the report concluded. “However, in the event that new evidence is presented or becomes available at some point in the future, the FDLE will examine any such information and make a determination regarding the reopening of this investigation.”
As previously reported by The County Record, McLemore, 35, died following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Winter, at their home on Hoecake Road in Bristol. Winter fled to the Sheriff’s Office, saying she heard shots as she left. The LCSO immediately concluded the death was a suicide. However, family members question how a suicide could be determined so quickly when six shots were fired from McLemore’s Ruger 9MM semi-automatic pistol. He was pierced by bullets in three places - his shoulder, leg and head.
Check out this week's print edition for more details. Due to the fact The County Record received the extensive report just prior to press time Tuesday morning, e-alerts will be issued this evening on items not included in the print edition.
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