Autopsy doesn't indicate foul play


Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 10, 2005 at 11:44 p.m.
The autopsy for a Gainesville man found dead in his home by police Sunday showed no obvious signs of foul play, Gainesville police said Monday.
But the autopsy didn't conclude how Shane Allen Lewis, 40, died, so detectives for the Gainesville Police Department will continue investigating his death, Sgt. Keith Kameg said.
Police found Lewis' body at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday in a bedroom of his 3734 NW 22nd Terrace home in the Palmetto Woods subdivision, police said. A neighbor had called police Sunday to report a possible burglary after noticing a broken window in the front of the house, police said.
"We don't have the luxury of classifying this case as 'no foul play suspected,' because we just do not know," Kameg said. "There are several issues our detectives are concerned about, starting with why they got called out there, which was a possible burglary."
It could take weeks to get the results from toxicology reports, which could determine how Lewis died, Kameg said.
In the meantime, Kameg said investigators would be working with Lewis' family to determine whether any of his belongings were missing, and would be seeking other information from neighbors and friends.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Schentrup at (352) 334-2477.
Amy Reinink can be reached at (352) 374-5088 or reinina@gvillesun.com.

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