Lynn died October 4th 1989 at the young age of 34. She was only home for about 45 minutes when 911 received a call about a woman that had shot herself in her apartment. Her husband waited outside for police and told them she was severely depressed and contemplating suicide. He said the evidence was a letter in a dresser drawer. The police believed him without proper investigation or collecting all possible evidence.
He took her remains and buried them in an unmarked grave. The family had to have services without them. He told the family they would never have her ashes. He died in 2002 without ever telling anyone the truth.
Her ashes remained hidden for 31 years. When Suicide is Murder explores the case, details, the evidence, creates the timelines, and digs into the life she led and the odd circumstances surrounding her death.
The Police Department lied about having the case file 3 times. they said the files were destroyed. The Sergeant of the investigations unit asked the family to provide the reports they had. Upon obtaining them, he continued to falsify information about the records.
At the 4th request telling them to look on the microfilm, the Supervisor of the records department, finally admitted that the files existed. However, she then sited a government code now using that to block the family from obtaining the case file, 911 call, and supplemental reports.
Information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how Lynn came to her disposition. The release will benefit the remaining family and friends of Lynn Lemke. The benefit to release documents to the public, outweigh the benefit of withholding.