Petition filed to exhume body of former Texas mayor

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by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- The widow of former Hollywood Park Mayor Bill Bohlke has filed a legal request asking that her husband's body be exhumed.

Tonia Bohlke wants the investigation into his death reopened, however, authorities maintain the mayor was killed in a tragic accident involving a donkey in August of 2012.

Investigators determined he was attacked by a donkey on the family ranch in Atascosa County.

The exhumation document was filed Tuesday afternoon in the 131st Judicial District in Bexar County. It alleges the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office compiled a three-page report on the mayor’s death. In addition, there are accusations no autopsy was performed on Bohlke and no DNA was gathered.

Investigators have stood by their cause of death since the mayor’s passing on August 27, 2012.

Bohlke’s widow insists her husband was murdered. In fact, he was reportedly getting ready to sell a bull the day he died. The names of those prospective buyers were allegedly passed along to deputies.

The document also mentions an independent report which alleges Bohlke’s death was not the result of an animal attack.

So far, the court  has not responded to the request.

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