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New cause listed in woman's 1990 death


The phone call for which Bobbie Mosley had waited 24 years finally came.

Her daughter Julie Johnson Lynn's death was no longer listed as suicide. Investigators had enough questions to classify it as undetermined.

"When you wait so long for something, you're almost afraid to believe that it has happened," she said.

Lynn was pregnant at the time of her death. She died of a gunshot to the head.

Investigators believed she'd killed herself, but her mother refused to believe her daughter could kill herself, let alone her unborn child.

Others began to rethink the case in 2011 when Lynn's husband, James Lynn, was arrested in Barrow County for the murder of his new wife. A jury convicted him in 2013 and he is now serving a life sentence in prison.

Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman confirmed that the cause of death had been changed.

"Given what happened between him and this wife, we wanted to go back and look through this case with a fine tooth comb," Altman said. "The case is certainly suspicious. We'll see if there's anything there to pursue this further."

"I'm sorry it took the death of another woman to bring this to light enough to reopen the case," said Mosley.

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