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Family suspects foul play in truck driver’s death


A North Carolina family is looking for answers after a truck driver who died under unusual circumstances was ruled a suicide.

On March 14, 21 year old Charlotte, North Carolina-based truck driver Taemon Blair was found dead inside the trailer of his truck on Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

While details about the incident remain scarce, it has been recently reported that Blair, who stood 6’5″, was found hanged inside his trailer, according to Fox 46.

An autopsy later confirmed that Blair died from asphyxia by hanging. A report from the Allen County Coroner’s Office listed the manner of death as suicide. Local police also said that they do not believe that there was foul play associated with Blair’s death.

The message below is an email from the Fort Wayne Police Department sent to Fox 55’s Abby Jackson regarding Blair’s death.

Posted by Abby Jackson FOX 55 News on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

However, Blair’s family says that they do not believe that he had any reason to commit suicide and that they do not agree with the police findings. The family has called for further investigation into the cause of Blair’s death.

Blair’s brother Dee Smith writes on a Go Fund Me page set up to pay for funeral expenses that her brother had a new job and a baby on the way: “Taemon went through a rough patch in his life. He went to jail for a year. When he got out he promised to change his life. He went and got his diploma. He had straight A’s in HS. He has always been on the A honor roll.  My brother finally got his life on track! He has a beautiful girlfriend. He also was having a baby.  He landed a job driving 18 wheeler trucks. He went on the road to make money for his family. Now graduated with straight A’s, and a really good job, he was on the track of becoming a great man.”

Smith told Fox 46 “We just want him to get justice. That’s all we want. We just want to find out exactly if somebody did it who did it and why, and we want to open it back up to see.”

For more, take a look at the report below.


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