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Jamie Seeger's family threatens lawsuit if Citrus County Sheriff's Office doesn't release documents detailing her role as an alleged informant

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Inverness, Florida -- The family of a 27-year-old mother of two, killed last week near Crystal River, is demanding answers from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Jamie Seeger was found shot and killed in her car near the intersection West Cyrus Street and North Reynolds Avenue.

Her family says she was a confidential informant for the sheriff's office and wants to know if that had anything to do with her death.

The case remains unsolved.

"We're all really empty," said her mother, Wendy Moore. "It's really hard."

The family's attorney, Bill Grant, said he's asked for documents detailing Seeger's role as an informant, including complaints she made about her safety.

"We're looking for information. We're looking for the sheriff to meet with the family and tell us what is going on," Grant said.

But Citrus County deputies aren't backing down.

The sheriff's office told 10 News it "continues its investigation into the death of 27-year-old Jamie Seeger".  

Regarding Grant's request for records related to the case, the Sheriff's Office must comply with Florida public records law when releasing information.  Section 119 of the law prevents the disclosure of active intelligence information (for example, an ongoing and open investigation) to the public.  

Section 119 also specifically exempts information disclosing the identity of a confidential informant or source.  This exemption applies regardless of whether the informants or sources are still active or may have, through other sources, been identified as such.  

Therefore, the sheriff's office can neither confirm nor deny Seeger's status. 

The sheriff's office is deeply concerned with Bill Grant's actions and reference Seeger's death as the CCSO's primary mission is to find her killer(s) and bring closure to the family.

Grant claims there are certain things deputies can release and if he doesn't get what he wants by Friday, he'll file a civil lawsuit.

"Right now it's up in the air. We know absolutely nothing," Moore explained.

But the sheriff has given no indication that will change by the end of the week, unless the case is solved.

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