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Mother still looking for answers three years after daughter's death

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For the past three years Kelly Osborn has lived with the type of pain no mother should have to endure.

Authorities say her 22-year-old daughter Sheena Morris committed suicide on New Year's Day 2009.

"It is lonely knowing you've entered the rest of your life without your only child," Osborn explained Sunday.

The day Sheena died was supposed to be a day of celebration. Instead it was the day that started Osborn's downward spiral.

Sheena's lifeless body was discovered in a Bradenton Beach hotel room. Investigators with the Bradenton Beach Police Department say she hung herself with her dog's leash shortly after a fight with her fiancé.

Osborn does not believe her daughter killed herself. She took her cause to the streets of Tampa on Sunday and was joined by dozens of friends, family and other supporters.

"How do you get all these people to believe I'm a mother in denial?" Osborn asked. "They wouldn't be standing with me if I was in denial."

Sunday's rally was called ‘Justice for Sheena.' Osborn is hoping the event will lead to a re-opening of the case. She wants other agencies to get involved.

Rena Carideo was one of Sheena's close friends. She was among a group of folks at the rally who wore t-shirts and waved signs.

"She has a very dominate outspoken feisty personality," Carideo said of her fallen friend. "She wasn't the kind of person to go out like that."

Sheena's family suspect foul play and believe the scene was ‘staged' to make it look like a suicide.

Officials with the Bradenton Police Department are standing by their findings saying they did their due diligence and have uncovered no evidence that would lead them to believe Sheena's death was not a suicide.

The deceased's former fiancé, 48-year-old Joe Genoese, was cleared by investigators.

Still, Osborne refuses to give up. She will not stop until she gets the answers she is looking for.

Osborne: "It is the right thing to do; I'm not going to stand by and just cry."

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