|Submitted||Dec. 19, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Alabama Public Records , I hereby request the following records:
Seeking to obtain the case file from the 1968 accidental drowning death of James Ellis Moore. Moore had been allegedly fishing on a bank in the Tennessee River on March 21, 1968. His body was recovered on March 24, 1968. His death was ruled accidental by Morgan County Coroner, John McBride despite information published by a local newspaper, The Decatur Daily, which stated from the preliminary investigation that Moore consumed a bottle of sleeping pills and sat on a tree that had fallen into the river.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.
Please note that I am a citizen of Alabama, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.
I am the attorney for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office regarding the records request below. Can you tell us where Mr. Moore drowned. The location of his drowning will determine which law enforcement agency was involved.
Barnes F. Lovelace, Jr.
Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C.
P. O. Box 2688 (35602)
214 Johnston Street, SE (35601)
The Morgan County Archives has searched for the requested record and staff have not been able to locate any material dealing with this case after a thorough search.
Morgan County Archivist
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