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Mom not satisfied with FDLE findings in Sheena Morris' death

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The body of 22-year-old Sheena Morris was found in a Bradenton Beach motel room on New Year's day 2009.

Initially, Bradenton Beach police ruled her death a suicide.  Her mother, Kelly Osborn, always had doubts, and asked the FDLE to conduct a second investigation.

Their findings came out Wednesday, and they ruled Morris' death a suicide.

"I never expected them to come back with suicide, but it what's they are calling it," Osborn said.

Morris' body was found hanging from a dog leash just hours after reports of a domestic disturbance in her room.

At the time, Morris' mother believed her daughter's boyfriend was responsible for her death, but that has apparently changed, after the release of the FDLE report.

"Joe Genoese is not a murderer, but I hold him responsible for leaving my 22-year-old daughter alone in a hotel room," said Osborn.

Morris' mother hired a private investigator, who claimed her daughter was killed.

Her parents thought they would get the answers they wanted when the investigation was re-opened by FDLE.

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"Once we realized the investigation was reopened it kind of eased things a little bit where we could sit back and breath a little easier, not knowing a 100 percent what was being investigated completely," said Dave Morris, Sheena's father.

Now, the prosecutor says no charges will be filed.

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Morris' mother believes there is still a murderer out there.

"Law enforcement has the last word, they did and so does the prosecutor.  It's done, and justice has not been served," said Osborn.

While Morris' mother doesn't agree with the FDLE findings, she says she is at least glad they took a second look at the case.

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