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Oscoda Family Questions Police Department Over Death of Son Ruled Suicide

On August 24th, Oscoda teen, Cory Nedrow was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head at a friend’s house. He would later pass at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. The Oscoda Township Police Department has ruled the case a suicide, but Cory’s family does not agree. “I am Cory Joseph Nedrow’s father, and I’m looking for the answers of how he got murdered in this town,” said Ricky Nedrow.

Cory’s family and friends gathered at Furtaw Field Monday to protest the handling of their son’s case. “He was basically the life of anywhere you went, he’d go fishing, liked to clown, joke around, and make friends. He always stuck up for people who got, like, people got picked on, He didn’t like bullies. And really, he hated fishing, but loved to be on the river playing with the family, doing family things.”

Ricky says what the police are telling them isn’t adding up, “It makes no sense to me. My son has no access to any guns. I don’t own a gun, my wife don’t own a gun. I asked him if we wanted to get into hunting, he said no because he couldn’t shoot an animal, he loves to rescue animals. It’s kind of out of his character to have a gun and say that he committed suicide.”

They plan on continuing protests this week. “And we’re trying to get justice so nobody else has to go through what I’ve been through,” said Michelle Nedrow, Cory’s mother. “Because it’s a mess, and just to think of it, is too much to think of.”

The Oscoda Township Police detective on case was unavailable for comment. We have filed a Freedom Of Information Act request (FOIA) with the police department and will continue to update you when more information is available.