Bradenton Beach Police Department Statement

On Sept.19, 2012, we met with Florida Department of Law Enforcement (F.D.L.E.), Specialized Multi Agency Review Team (S.M.A.R.T), in reference to reviewing the Sheena Morris suicide case. This team consisted of various experts in the field of Law Enforcement for example Medical Examiners, Crime Scene Tech., Homicide Investigators and Analyst adding up to over 300 years of experience. The Team reviewed all of the facts and evidence from the crime scene (including photos, 911 call, Medical Examiners reports and Law Enforcement reports), that was found on the night of the tragedy.

Then on Friday October 12, 2012 we met with F.D.L.E., which at that time they presented us with the S.M.A.R.T. forensic and investigative suggestions for this case. We are in the process of prioritizing these suggestions and with the assistance of F.D.L.E. are evaluating each suggestion. We have felt comfortable prior to and after the S.M.A.R.T. was convened regarding our original findings and plan on acting on all suggestions submitted by the S.M.A.R.T. We will then resubmit the case to the State Attorney's Office for their review.

NOTE: Due to the case being administratively opened, we are unable to disclose any of the suggestions at this time.

Thank you,

Chief Sam Speciale
Detective Sergeant Lenard Diaz

Bradenton Beach Police Department
403 Highland Ave.
Bradenton Beach, Fl. 34217