Sheriff’s Department Concludes Catherine Looby Death Investigation

By  //  June 5, 2015

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office and Satellite Beach Police Department have identified Catherine Gachet Looby of Melbourne as the dead woman discovered on Friday morning by a construction worker in Satellite Beach. (BCSO image)

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Satellite Beach Police Department have identified Catherine Gachet Looby of Melbourne as the dead woman discovered on Friday morning by a construction worker in Satellite Beach. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation into the death of Catherine Looby that occurred on February 19, and according to BCSO, has determined the manner of death as suicide.

The investigation began when 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, according to Maj. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

“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,” said Maj. Goodyear in a release.

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“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.”

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ms. Looby,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“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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