The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office just announced the investigation into the death of Tamla Horsford is closed. Investigators ruled Horsford’s death was caused by an accidental fall from a deck in the backyard of a home in Forsyth County.
Horsford, a 40-year-old mother-of-5, was found dead in the backyard at 7:30 a.m. after attending an adult slumber party on Nov. 4, 2018. Her head, torso and extremities showed signs of trauma inconsistent with an 8-foot fall from a 2nd story balcony.
Horsford’s best friend, Michelle Wynne Graves says, “It’s impossible to get the injuries that she had from one fall.”
At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, investigators said there was no evidence of foul play in Horsford’s death and that her injuries were consistent with a fall from the home’s deck.
According to the sheriff’s office, the major crimes unit and detectives “found no evidence indicative of foul play or an assault.” Detectives spent 300 man hours conducting the investigation and interviewing 30 witnesses.
Horsford’s father, Kurtland St. Jour, spoke with Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5 after the press conference on Wednesday.
Mr. St. Jour told Ryan he felt better that the case is closed, because now his attorney (Lee Merritt) can request crime scene photos and other evidence.
He said there was no action in the death investigation until the officials were pressured by social media posts and local news reports this week.
Mr. St. Jour said the owner of the house stated no one fell off her deck in a post on Facebook.
Mr. St. Jour said a pathologist who conducted a 2nd autopsy on Horsford found post-mortem injuries. He said her wrist was broken but the pathologist found no blood pooling from the wrist injury, meaning she was dead when her wrist was fractured.
Horsford’s story made worldwide news on the Daily Mail UK website on Wednesday.
Over 200,000 people viewed Horsford’s story on WSB-TV social media.
Stay tuned for more details.