evangellydonut writes: January 15th, the body of an MIT BSEE, Stanford Ph.D. candidate, May Zhou, was found in the truck of her car by Santa Rosa police. Officials declared it a suicide but all her friends and family did not believe this finding. After 4 months, the family had the second autopsy performed, which showed "multiple sites of trauma discovered on the body, such as about the head and extremities." Santa Rosa police refuse to review the evidence and reopen the case, so now the family has to pay for lawyers and P.I.s to look into the case. Is there some way to force the police to reopen the case? Is there action that can be taken against the city of Santa Rosa for criminal negligence?