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Who Is Emilie Morris? The Former Student Who Died After Accusing Her Coach Of Abuse

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Emilie Morris, a 35-year-old woman, died a mysterious death in 2014. Back then, an autopsy ruled that the mother of two Morris passed away from asphyxiation.  The manner of her death remained undetermined at various levels and was puzzling according to many.

Initially, Morris was a chirpy teenage girl with an accomplished athletic record. She had a bright future ahead but things turned upside down after she was sexually abused by her 29-year-old high school coach. After the dark incident, her life went down the slope.

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Emilie Morris’s Life

Morris completed her graduation, got married, and had two children but the incidents from the past kept haunting her. She struggled with depression, alcoholism, bulimia, and self-loathing. The griefs in her life were insurmountable. As her marriage fell apart, her alcoholism problem cost her the custody of her children.

Later in 2013, Morris gathered up courage and went to the police with the allegations against her former high school coach, John Wilder. Not only that, but she also went on to meet Wilder and recorded the conversation between them about their past relationship.

With evidence in hand, the St. Louis County Police Department arrested Wilder and he was charged with six counts of statutory sodomy. But what came as a turn of events, brought an end to Morris’s life. Just before the case was reaching a judicial closure, Morris was found dead in her apartment. Her death was a mysterious one and ultimately brought an end to the case against the famous coach.

‘A Case Died With Her’- Documentary Based On Emilie Morris’s Life

Years after Morris’s death, her family is coming forward in Oxygen’s new documentary titled- ‘A Case Died With Her‘. The documentary also has claims which were made against Wilder by another student in 2008. The two-hour special documentary premiered December 6.

Emilie’s sister Andrea Morris would be seen defending her late sister in the new true-crime special which would be hosted by former prosecutor Loni Coombs. “There was something there, but it wasn’t at a fatal level… We never got a firm answer on what happened to my sister and we want to make sure her voice isn’t ignored,” Andrea stated, Fox News reported.

Andrea also said, “I hope the victims understand that this isn’t their fault.” She further wished,  “I hope her(Emilie) bravery will empower people to talk about their experiences. Society needs to understand how damaging something like this can be to people’s lives. The signs were there.”

The documentary titled ‘A Case Died With Her‘ will air in December.

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