Catherine Looby Death Investigation Concluded

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation into the death of Catherine Looby that occurred on February 19, 2015. The investigation has determined the manner of death as suicide.

The investigation commenced when Mrs. Looby’s body was discovered behind a construction site on Shell Street, in Satellite Beach. The body was located by several construction workers who were reporting to work. Based on the suspicious circumstances surrounding the initial discovery of her body, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Crime Scene Units were asked to conduct the investigation.

During the comprehensive investigation, agents performed a thorough review of the evidence gathered at the scene, conducted multiple interviews with family members, friends, co-workers, as well as other witnesses, examined cellphone and financial records, and reviewed video/surveillance footage obtained in the area where the death occurred. Evidence was submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for forensic analysis and the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the post Mortem investigation, rendering the cause and manner of death.

All of the evidence uncovered during the investigation combined with the medical evidence gathered during the autopsy and a review of the decedent’s actions prior to her death, led to the determination that no other person was responsible for her death.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ms. Looby. Hopefully, this will bring closure for her loved ones. Those involved in this investigation have worked diligently to ensure that every stone was turned and every fact was evaluated before the ultimate investigative findings were released.”

Satellite Beach Chief Jeff Pearson added, “The Satellite Beach Police Department will be keeping Ms. Looby’s family and friends in our prayers during this very difficult time. We also want to thank Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the entire Sheriff’s Office team for their support and resources to complete such a thorough and professional investigation.”



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