Corner Brook family wants answers about brother's death
A Corner Brook family continues to seek answers about how a family member died nine months ago.
Dick O'Flaherty was found dead in his bed sitting room on Main Street on June 3 — yet it's still not clear why it's taking so long to determine his cause of death.
His sister and sister-in-law say they've had enough, and feel there should have been answers by now.
"Me and Dick were pretty close. We were up on the mainland together … we grew up together, and I miss him like crazy now," said sister Allie O'Flaherty.
But the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death could not be determined.
O'Flaherty's sister-in-law Ina Saunders believes he got into a brawl with an old friend a couple of nights before his body was found.
"Personally, in my honest opinion, he was murdered," said Saunders.
"He was one of the sweetest people. The gentlest that you could have ever met in your life."
Saunders wants police to investigate whether that fight ultimately led to O'Flaherty's death.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told CBC this was a complex case that needed a more thorough investigation.
O'Flaherty's five siblings and parents still live in Corner Brook. His sister Allie said the waiting game is hardest on her parents.
Saunders and O'Flaherty are awaiting word from the RNC about the case.