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New details raise more questions in the mysterious death of Michael Scott

When Michael Scott was found dead in the Chicago River back in 2009, the news came as a shock to many. Scott spent much of his life in different capacities for the city--at the time of his death he was president of Chicago’s school board.  He was close to then-Mayor Daley and a respected member of his community.

Many people were surprised to learn that Scott may have taken his own life but his death was ruled a suicide by the Cook County medical examiner and then the Chicago Police Department. To this day members of Scott’s community and family resist that conclusion and have questions about the investigation of his death. Now writer David Bernstein has revisited the case of Michael Scott. His report "Shadows of Doubt" will be in Thursday's Chicago magazine and contains new details that raise troubling questions about the case.  Bernstein joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the lingering questions surrounding Michael's Scott's death.

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