ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -The attorney for Bob Cassilly’s widow says he now has evidence the founder of City Museum didn’t die in an accident on his Cementland property in 2011 – he was murdered.
Al Watkins tells KMOX the confirmation of Giovanna Cassily’s suspicion about her husband’s death comes in photos that police did not have access to.
“They clearly depict a large puddle of blood along with a very significant item: A rock with blood on it that appeared to be the final resting spot of Mr. Cassilly,” Watkins says.
The pictures, according to Watkins, have been studied by longtime physician Dr. Arthur Combs.
“He concluded categorically, without hesitation, that this was a death that occurred outside of the bulldozer and the body was moved after the death.”
Cassilly, 61, was found dead in September 2011 behind the controls of his bulldozer at his “Cementland” amusement park, which was under construction along Riverview Boulevard on the St. Louis city-St. Louis County border.
Preliminary autopsy results showed Cassilly died from “multiple injuries, including a severe head injury.” It was believed he was using a bulldozer and it rolled down a hill with him inside.
Giovanna Cassilly believed that claim was false, and asked the FBI to reopen the investigation into her late husband’s death this past June.
Watkins says the new information makes it appear that Cassilly’s body was placed in the bulldozer where it was found.
While the medical examiner considers Cassilly’s death an open case, St. Louis police, who Watkins says did not have access to the photos, declared it an accident.
Watkins says the death occurred just across the border in St. Louis County, so he’s asking them to open an investigation.
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