It was 2001 after my divorce was finally settled and I had found a sound, safe temporary place to live without fear that I spoke at length with several of the people involved. Records below are notes taken from the actual phone conversations and from other sources. At that time Huey A. Mack, Sr. was extremely helpful, even giving me the flight numbers that carried the corpse. I was also told he stored the body and there was confusion of whether it was in the morgue or in the cooler that Coroner Huey A. Mack, Sr. kept at his premises.
In 2004 I inadvertently discovered that Huey A. Mack, Jr. was not in charge of the Baldwin County police department and they did in fact, have a sheriff named James B. Johnson. A phone call to Sheriff Johnson produced the police records within a week. Deputy Huey A. "Hoss" Mack signed the cover letter.
In 2008 I discovered that funeral homes were required to maintain certain records which should be available to me for the asking. Because at that point I had suffered many dangerous incidents and was told I should be fearful of Baldwin County, I had an acquaintance approach Coroner Mack and request the records. He returned with the same stonewall I had received seven years earlier: that I would only be able to access the records with a court order and subpoena.
This is taken from an email I received from a very kind Baldwin County gentleman and I have chosen not to publish his name or information, so I have merely clipped his text from the email:
At that point realizing the Coroner and investigating deputy were father and son, and suspecting the county was like many areas with very tight relationships, I figured there wasn't an attorney I could hire who could get the court order. It would be a waste of money, which, had happened to me with this numerous times before. In fact my Georgia attorney said there was so much money against me I'd never get the truth. I learned at that point the system was not what I had always believed it was.
THE TRUTH is that no county nor state should require any kind of court order nor subpoena for a mother to retrieve police reports relating to her child's death.
It's important to note that not only did Baldwin County police stonewall my attempts to get records, so did my ex-husband, Assistant Vice President of Communications and Signals for Norfolk Southern Railroad, who had me jailed and incarcerated during the period of time between our son's death and burial -- a time when I could have actually identified the body myself.