Shelby Harmon's family is calling for justice after they claim law enforcement continues to make mistakes in their daughter's investigation, leaving them with more questions.
While Shelby's death took place on Highway 61 just south of Cleveland, Mississippi, her family says the scene began at Shelby and her boyfriend's house where an argument took place prior to her death. They claim investigators have yet to search the house for evidence.
"There's still evidence under the car port. Her car is still there, shows signs of a struggle," says Shelby's mother Angela Harmon.
Angela adds that Shelby's body was released to her after her death and that the coroner said no autopsy needed to be done. She says suddenly the coroner came back to her saying they needed the body for an autopsy after all. By that point Shelby had been cremated.
"We asked them twice – more than twice – do we need to wait for cremation, and they said, ‘No, you can go ahead and do it,'" says Angela.
Shelby's family is also still struggling, they say, with why Shelby's boyfriend was taken into custody and released shortly afterwards.
"He admitted that he did it," says Angela.
Mississippi Highway Patrol says original reports state Shelby's boyfriend ran her over with his truck. Shelby's family says they're angry that he has yet to be charged in this hit-and-run.
"I'm not going to stop. I don't care how long it takes, I don't care how much it costs, I don't care how far I have to go to for jury, for trial. We're going to do everything we can to put him behind bars," says Angela.
Mississippi Highway Patrol is only saying this case is still under investigation; they are not answering specific questions about the investigation. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has yet to return calls to FOX 13 News.
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