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Slain soldier’s family says research being abused by the police, the death was not an accident

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Mom investigate soldier son is dead reveals new evidence

Family and friends say researchers are ignoring new evidence in the death of Austin McGeough, a 21-year-old soldier from Connecticut, who was killed by a car in the early morning of October 2016.

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Mom investigate soldier son is dead reveals new evidence

Family and friends say researchers are ignoring new evidence in the death of Austin McGeough, a 21-year-old soldier from Connecticut, who was killed by a car in the early morning of October 2016.

A Connecticut military family is fighting the claim that their son 2016 death in Tennessee was an accident.

Austin McGeough, a 21-year-old Army specialist stationed in Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, died when he was hit and run over by at least three vehicles in the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2016 in Tennessee.

The official account by the researchers with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, says the soldier on the left a house party in Pleasant View, – drink and drugs – for a burglary in a nursery, FOX 61 reported.

He reportedly called 911 to say that he is being pursued by the bees before moving on to the nearby Highway 41-A, where he was struck by a car and then run over by two more.

Researchers found that the death was an accident and closed the case.

Austin McGeough, a 21-year-old Army specialist stationed in Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, died when he was hit and run over by at least three vehicles in the early morning hours of Oct. 15, 2016

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However, McGeough the family does not agree with the ruling and hired their own team to review the evidence. They are convinced that someone is behind him, accusing researchers of the incorrect treatment of the case.

“This is just a disgusting case of choose what you investigate and with whom you are connected,” Jane Barter, a friend of the family, which has become the family’s unofficial spokesman, told the news station.

The family hired Stutchman Forensic Lab in California for analysis of the 911 calls McGeough made, which determine that they are not mentioning the bees.

The lab has also concluded that there are other people around McGeough when he called the police.

“It is clear that there are other persons in close enough in the vicinity of the caller is picked up by his phone’s microphone,” the lab said in an e-mail report obtained by FOX 61. “‘From the analysis that we have established that Austin was chased by two men,” said Barter. She and the family say that those votes prove Austin was chased by people, not bees.”

Exchange and McGeough family, claim researchers are ignoring this new information is that the family turned over to them months ago.

Cheatham County investigator Jeff Landis emphasizes that the case is closed.

Sheriff Mike Breedlove not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on Tuesday.

McGeough’s mother, Kim Read, allegedly hired a private investigator who was able to track down a third driver who ran over his body. Exchange and Read told FOX 61 they went to Tennessee, to the confrontation with the third driver, who allegedly recorded him saying that he had seen something on the road, but didn’t pay attention to it.

Barter claims of the third party driver is not being prosecuted because his family reportedly has ties with the enforcement of the law.

Landis told the news station that they interviewed the third driver and concluded that he was not involved.

Read said that she is determined to get justice for her son.

“No one knows that at home, in the middle of the night when my family is sleeping, that I am, and I am dry heaving and I cry and I am begging and I am just online researching the whole thing from me,” she said.

The family has filed a civil lawsuit against a number of people, including one of the drivers and the family of the teen who hosted the party of the soldier lived for his death.

Barter said the family re-submit the lawsuit to add additional defendants, but would not further elaborate on the details.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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