The shooting death of the girlfriend of a Florida deputy sheriff has haunted and divided the community of St. Augustine, Florida, for going on a decade. Shortly after the woman, 24-year-old Michelle O'Connell, was killed by a bullet from her boyfriend's service weapon, authorities ruled the case a suicide, without examining crucial forensic evidence.

Now, one of the people captivated and troubled by her story — a local resident who became something of an amateur sleuth on the case — is dead. And last week, authorities ruled the latest death a homicide, igniting speculation that the shooting could somehow be

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