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Family of Andrew Stover no longer questioning Lubbock Medical Examiner's suicide ruling

Published: Feb. 3, 2016 at 4:42 PM CST|Updated: May. 3, 2016 at 3:42 PM CDT
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Andrew Stover (Source: Facebook)
Andrew Stover (Source: Facebook)

The family of Andrew 'Andy' Stover issued a statement Wednesday stating that they are no longer questioning the Lubbock County Medical Examiner's ruling that Stover committed suicide:

"First and foremost, we wish to thank the investigators for more openly sharing with us the evidence that led to their conclusion of suicide in Andrew's death. In light of that evidence, we no longer question the conclusions of the medical examiner. We hope that this will allow healing to begin for all affected by this tragedy.

We now have reason to believe that the reports that caused suspicion to fall on a particular woman and her family were fraudulent, unfounded, and maliciously created. While we are not responsible for creating these reports, we wish to extend our apologies to those affected by them.

In many ways, these revelations only compound our difficulty in dealing with Andrew's death and the circumstances surrounding it. Nonetheless, we are immensely grateful for the diligent efforts of the investigators, especially within the Fire Marshal's office, in helping us to find the truth of what happened to our loved one. We are even more grateful to them for honoring their promises of thoroughness and transparency.

We have been deeply touched by the outpouring of support from the community and wish to extend our gratitude to the people of Lubbock, particularly Andrew's friends and clients. To those who have asked to make a contribution to the family to assist with services, they can be mailed to Daniel Stover, 2900 Grand Ave #247, Kearney NE 68847."

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