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Suicide or Homicide? Suspicious death revisited by police a year later

SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Salt Lake Police and District Attorney Sim Gill will be screening a suspicious death case in the coming weeks.
SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Salt Lake Police and District Attorney Sim Gill will be screening a suspicious death case in the coming weeks.

Uta von Schwedler was found dead in the bathtub of her Sugarhouse home in Sept. 2011.

After pressure from Uta's family and friends, investigators are taking  another look at the case a year later.

In 2011, a medical examiner ruled Uta's death a drowning and found high levels of Xanex in her system. She also had cuts and bruises on her body consistent with self-defense injuries, although they may have been self-inflicted.

Investigators said Uta may have tried to kill herself.

"That's the whole piece that's completely ludicrous," Nils Abramson, Uta's former boyfriend, said. "She had no health problems, no work problems, no relationship problems."

Uta's ex-husband, Dr. John Wall, was questioned, but never named a suspect. At the time of Uta's death, police questioned Wall. He told police he did not know where he was the time of the shooting.

"We all know it was not a suicide," Abramson said. "It has to be a homicide."

District Attorney Sim Gill will meet with Salt Lake Police investigators in the next couple of weeks when they finish their investigation to screen the case and determine if any criminal charges should be filed.

"I'm happy," he added. "It's finally going to get its day, not in court, but front of the D.A."
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