Slain mom was working for sheriff's office - FOX 13 News

Slain mom was working for sheriff's office

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CRYSTAL RIVER (FOX 13) -

We now know a mother of two was a confidential informant for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

While the sheriff has remained silent on the matter, FOX 13 obtained a list from the State Attorney's office that shows Jamie Seeger was involved in 25 undercover cases, and possibly more, explained family attorney Bill Grant.

"I'm sure there are many, many more cases that haven't been disclosed to us where the sheriff may not have made an arrest," said Grant.

Grant says Jamie's family wants to know what happened to their daughter the night of July 25 when she was found shot to death in her car in Crystal River.

Grant believes her death is directly related to her covert work with the sheriff's office.

"There's been no contact with the family by the sheriff's department. The family has been totally shut out. The sheriff didn't even offer his condolences the day of the murder," continued Grant.

Grant is now suing the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, hoping to get his hands on payment records and all the drug cases Jamie was involved in.

Jamie's tragic murder has eerie similarities to FSU grad Rachel Hoffman of Tampa. The 23-year-old was caught with marijuana and Tallahassee police told her she would go to prison unless she became a confidential informant.

Rachel was shot and killed during a botched drug deal, explained Irv Hoffman.

"What happened to Rachel was wrong. It should have never happened," he said.

Her family pushed for 'Rachel's Law.' It says police can not offer an informant reduced jail time for undercover work. And it allows informants to contact a lawyer if they want one.

Jamie's family believes the sheriff's office violated that law. Their attorney says the family deserves to know the truth.

"Give the family information. The family deserves to know their daughter's been killed and their grandchildren have been left without a mother," added Grant.

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