The investigation regarding the mysterious death of Tamla Horsford has officially closed. According to WSB-TV 2, on February 20, authorities announced there was no evidence of foul play in a press conference.
Mayor Joe Perkins said police interviewed 30 people including family, partygoers and friends regarding the incident. He noted the Forsyth County Coroner's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner's report showed "no evidence or injury patterns indicative of an assault or foul play."
A press release shared by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office further echoed Perkins' sentiments by revealing detectives ruled Horsford's death as accidental, resulting from a fall.
“On February 6th, 2019, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received the final Medical Examiner’s report regarding Mrs. Horsford. The State of Georgia Medical Examiner has ruled the death accidental and consistent with a fall. Detectives have spent the following weeks reviewing the medical findings with those found at the scene by the Major Crimes Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit," the department wrote.
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Michelle Graves, Horsford's friend, believes her death was not an accident. The woman told the publication there is more to the story, stating the police are lying and "they're not out of the woods." She also noted the family hired a medical examiner who found injuries they believe occurred after she died.
"With a finding of an accidental death resulting from a fall as recorded by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office, along with the extensive findings from the investigation of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s office has closed this death investigation,” Forsyth County continued.
As Blavity previously reported, Horsford was found facedown on the backyard patio. She was discovered by the homeowner's boyfriend, Jose Barrera, who was fired from his county probation officer position after illegally accessing confidential documents related to the case.
“Even when she’s had the most she could have, she’s never ever fallen down,” Horsford's sister-in-law, Terry Blanco, said in an interview. “We all know Tami and none of this makes sense.”
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