Investigation: Liberty police captain missed some steps while looking into homicide

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An internal affairs board has found that Liberty Police Captain Toby Meloro did not investigate the death of Loraine Lynn to the department’s standards.

She was found in a pond along Shannon Road last August. The report says it looked like Lynn was in a tractor accident but family members told Meloro they believed foul play was involved.

The internal affairs investigation revealed that Meloro did not have her vehicle processed for evidence and no audio or video records of any interviews were completed.

Chief Rich Tisone is leaving any possible punishment up to the township trustees.

Meanwhile, the investigation has continued in Lynn’s death and a criminal case could be filed.

At first, the coroner ruled her death an accident but later changed the cause of death to homicide. Officials say the coroner thought the scene looked staged.

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