When the body of 19-year-old Stacey Stites was discovered in 1996, in a field in Bastrop, Texas, local police officer Ed Salmela was among the first law enforcement officers on the scene.

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By 1998, Rodney Reed had been convicted of Stacey’s rape and murder, and Officer Salmela was deceased. His death was ruled a suicide.

“There’s just things that don’t add up,” says Officer Salmela's brother, Scott, who is adamant that Ed did not kill himself. Watch the video above to learn why Scott says he believes his brother’s death was not a suicide.

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