Daily Mail: Police backtrack on Haney death as "suicide". FBI is examining documents and a laptop found near the scene.
Philip Haney, who spoke out against his own agency during the Obama administration, was found dead in Plymouth, California last Friday.
His body was found in a park and ride area near Highway 16 and Highway 124.
-The Amador County Sheriff's Office initially said the 66-year-old was found with what appeared to be a 'self-inflicted gunshot wound'.
The sheriff's office have since described those initial reports as 'misinformation' and said they have asked the FBI for assistance in investigating Haney's death
They are conducting an autopsy and examining documents, a laptop and phone records found at the scene Philip Haney, who spoke out against his own agency during the Obama administration, was found dead in Plymouth, California last Friday
They are conducting an autopsy and examining documents, a laptop and phone records found at the scene.
'Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately being put out that we have determined Mr Haney's death to be a suicide. This is not the case,' the sheriff's office said this week.
'We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr Haney's death would be extremely premature and inappropriate.
'No determination will be made until all evidence is examined and analyzed.'
The sheriff's office has scheduled a forensic autopsy to be carried out on Haney's body.
They have also enlisted the help of the FBI to analyze documents, phone records and a laptop that were recovered from the scene and Haney's RV.
Several months before his death, Haney - who formally retired from the DHS in 2015 - told the Washington Examiner that he was considering a sequel to his 2016 book that detailed his experiences within the agency.
He had intended to publish it in mid-spring ahead of this year's election.
Source have also said that Haney had been in contact with officials about possibly making a return to the the DHS.
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