Owensboro declines to release file on suicide

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - The city of Owensboro says its investigation into a suicide that occurred outside a Catholic church is still open, and it has denied a request to release the police department file on the matter.

The investigation was presented earlier this month to a Daviess County grand jury, but no indictments were issued, and Police Chief Glenn Skeens said the case was closed unless new information comes to light.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer filed an open records request for the police files on Aug. 4, but City Attorney Ed Ray responded that the records were excluded from the Open Records Law because the case is still in open investigative status.

A 23-year-old man, David Jarboe, shot himself outside Blessed Mother Catholic Church on Feb. 3 after leaving a Facebook posting about the "pain and torment" he experienced because of abuse in the Catholic church.

Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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