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HelloThis is Samuel and I am sorry to hear about your husband. My thanks to your family for his dedicated service to our country.I suggest the attorneys are not interested in taking the case, because police agencies hold an immunity from civil liability. The US Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that there is duty to protect on the part of police agencies. There are only two exceptions to this ruling.One is when a person is in police custody and the other is when a person, such as your husband has been harmed by a 3rd party, but the police did nothing to stop the crime or they created the atmosphere in where it allowed the crime to be committed. In those court cases trying to prove the police or the state created the atmosphere, the court will evaluate if officers left the individual in a situation that was more dangerous than the one in which they found him, by creating a previously nonexisting danger or increasing the danger.
And so I suggest that is why you are unable to retain a local attorney to represent you in such a case. Unfortunately, the police did investigate the matter, and had no idea the crime had been committed and therefore, could not have contributed to the crime.
As far as not being notified of the finding of additional body parts, you may have a basis for a case since you had already buried your husband and the emotional distress this has placed on your and your family. So when you consult with local attorneys, I suggest you consider focusing on that portion of this matter as that may be your best chance to sue.
Please let me know here, if you have any other questions, need more information or clarification in this regard.Again, I am sorry for your loss.Thanking you in advance for a positive rating.