The mysterious case of Sheena Morris' death will go national this week in two episodes on Dr. Phil.
Morris, 22, was found hanging in a Bradenton Beach hotel room on Jan. 1, 2009. Bradenton Police police originally ruled her death a suicide, and through the years Morris' family lobbied for addition investigation, believing it may have been foul play, and the case was reopened Oct. 12.
Several members of Morris' family including Morris' ex-fiance Joe Genoese will appear on the episode. The taping of the episode occurred last week in the popular series that has Dr. Phil McGraw provide advice or mediate family issues.
This is what's in store for Thursday's episode, accoring to Dr. Phil's website:
In an effort to clear his name, Joe comes face to face with Sheena's mother and father, Kelly and David, on Dr. Phil's stage. What does Joe say happened on the night Sheena was last seen alive? And, how does his story differ from the one Kelly and David say they've pieced together? Listen to 911 calls from that night, including one from Sheena herself. Tune in and decide for yourself: Is there more to this story than Joe is revealing?
Friday's episode discusses the results of a polygraph test performed on Genoese.
Morris' mother Kelly Osborn appeared at a Compassionate Friends Sarasota Chapter event Saturday to help offer support to other families who have had a child pass away.
"I know there are so many places where we feel like outcasts. We feel like we can't even mention our child's name because people try to get away from us so quickly," Morris said. "This is a really great chance for us to say their names, go ahead and talk about them in the present tense and all these crazy things we do when we see a butterfly coming around thinking our child is visiting us."
The Compassionate Friends is an international bereavement group where parents meet to talk about the loss of their child.
Dr. Phil will air on WTSP at 4 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday.
A preview clip of Thursday's episode is now posted above.