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Case involving Carl DeBrodie's death could be heard by grand jury in coming weeks

Case involving Carl DeBrodies death...

FULTON, Mo. - A source close to the Carl DeBrodie investigation told ABC 17 News a grand jury could hear the case involving the disappearance and death of DeBrodie within coming weeks.

In a grand jury hearing, evidence is presented from the prosecutor in the criminal case. The grand jury will determine whether there is "probable cause" to believe the individual has committed a crime and should be put on trial. 

It's been six months since law enforcement found Carl DeBrodie encased in concrete in a storage unit blocks away from Westminster College. 

ABC 17 News checked in with family members and authorities who continue to tell the public to be patient. 

Fulton police Chief Steve Myers told ABC 17 News that "it will all come out in time but we can't give out all the information right now," he said. "We have to be very careful with that (releasing information) because we don't want to hinder the case in any way."

Myers said the police investigation is primarily done and the prosecutor continues to review the more than 25,000 documents regarding the case. 

In September ABC 17 News reported the death certificate for DeBrodie was given to prosecutors but officials weren't able to release the cause of death. 

Family members, the prosecutor and authorities continue to emphasize the complexity of the case and that it will take some time but they want to do the best job. 

A DeBrodie family spokesperson told ABC 17 News the family still doesn't know what caused the death of Carl nor who could be involved. 

"We would rather authorities take their time, do it right and get justice rather than rushing this and miss something big," she said.

She also said because Carl could have been there months before authorities found him the investigation could take some time but appreciates the work that everyone involved has been doing. 

 

 

 


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