I have a client who is in this sad situation, so it seemed like a good time to post a little reminder. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have lost a loved one as a result of a crime- and it doesn’t really matter what kind of crime- whether it’s a shooting a stabbing or something else.
If law enforcement are involved, please keep in mind that a lot of the technology that you see used in a lot of television and internet programming about death investigation is fictional. It doesn’t exist. Sometimes the cause of death and the person responsible for the death is glaringly apparent when a crime is committed.
More often an investigation is required, and that investigation can take days. It can take weeks and months. Every crime is different so there’s no way of knowing how long it will take.