Unsolved Mysteries of the World
The Unresolved Mystery of Michelle O'Connell's Death Part One
On Sept. 2, 2010 at 11:20PM a call is placed to 9/11 notifying operators that someone had shot themselves at 4700 Sherlock Place in St. Augustine Florida. Within minutes of police arriving, the tragic scene is quickly determined to be a suicide. Within months, the medical examiner would flip-flop on the manner of death – from suicide to homicide, and back to suicide, all the while unable to answer simple questions.
Police, determined that it was a suicide from the start, did not collect, handle or even test evidence. In fact, the entire investigation was virtually non-existent. They did not need to conduct an investigation as suicide was already a predetermined cause of death.
A year later, under pressure and to reassure the public that his office had conducted a fair investigation, the Sheriff calls in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct an independent review. Confident, that one law office investigating another law office would result in positive results, the Sheriff is upset when things spiral out of control.
The investigation is never completed, and allegations swirl that lead to dismissals and formal complaints. Lawsuits are brought up on misconduct charges. The law, both local and state are at the mercy of what appears to be complete and udder incompetence or complete and udder corruption at the highest level. It tears the community apart and it tears a family apart.
The victim, Michelle O'Connell, aged 24 and mother of a four year old girl.
The boyfriend, who called 9/11, Jeremy Banks, a deputy sheriff for St. Johns County.
As we delve into this case, you will note that this is not an unsolved mystery. It is rather, an unresolved mystery. Either you will believe Michelle O'Connell committed suicide, or you will believe Jeremy Banks, a deputy Sheriff committed murder and the police department covered the entire affair.