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Increasing Suspicions In Reported Suicide of College Meteorologist

November 12, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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An ongoing investigation into the reported suicide of an aspiring meteorologist is becoming more and more suspicious, authorities say.

Nearly two months after Timothy Englehardt, 22, was reported by a friend as having shot himself in a Florida home, police tell ABC News that the gun was found nowhere near his body.

“The incident took place in the front porch area of the home,” said Holly Hill Police Chief Steven Aldrich. “They located the gun inside the house. It had been moved into the house, and that’s where the officers located the gun once they arrived on scene.”

That astonishing clue follows authorities’ release of the 911 call that captured a man interrupting the female caller to take responsibility for his death on Sept. 13.

“My friend shot himself,” the female caller tells police before a second voice is heard stating “I did it” in the background.

“No, you didn’t. You didn’t kill him. Relax.” she responds.

Regardless of the confounding evidence, Englehardt’s bereft parents maintain that his death was no suicide.

The 22-year-old was an honor student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. He was making plans to return to Boston for Thanksgiving and was sending text messages from his phone about a barbecue just minutes before he died, authorities said.

He was also working as an intern meteorologist at WCVB in Boston.

“Timothy definitely did not do this to himself,” his father, Bill Englehardt, told ABC News.

His father further argued his son as lining up jobs for after graduation.

Police said there are no persons of interest at this time but that the investigation is ongoing.

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