As we've been reporting, officials announced that former Proctor High School teacher Catherine Koestner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities took over a month to determine the cause of death - and for some people we spoke with over the past few days, they feel the length of time of the investigation and the crime itself doesn't add up. However, one area expert says that was an appropriate amount of time to investigate all the facts.
Raymond Philo, the Executive Director of the Economic Crime Institute Department of Economic Crime and Justice Studies at Utica College says, "We want thorough investigation, we want concise evidence scientifically evaluated from accredited labs. All of this takes time; this is not an episode of CSI New York or CSI Miami. Criminal investigations take time if there done correctly."
He says some investigations can take months... Even years... To determine exactly what happened. But.. it depends on the case.