Thursday, April 18, 2024

Dau Mabil's Brother Seeks TRO Over Remains

Update: The Chancellor ordered an autopsy of the body. More to follow. 

 If you are reading this, it means I am sitting in chancery court watching an emergency hearing on the Dau Mabil case.  

Dau Mabil has not been seen since March 25.  Numerous searches have been conducted for the missing Sal & Mookie's employee who was quite well-known in the Belhaven community.   His friends and family asked for help in finding Dau at a press conference two weeks ago. 

Bul Mabil, Dau's brother, filed a petition for an emergency temporary restraining order yesterday in Hinds County Chancery Court against Dau's wife, Karri's Bowley, the Mississippi State Crime Lab, Capitol Police, and several John Does.  

The petition states: 

Upon information and belief, Plaintiffs brother has now been determined to be deceased and an investigation is ongoing. Plaintiff is requesting that this Honorable Court pause the release of the remains of Dau Garang Mabil so that crucial evidence will not be exterminated.

Unless an Emergency Temporary  Restraining Order and subsequent  Preliminary Injunction is issued, Plaintiff and his family will suffer irreparable harm for which there is no adequate remedy at law.

A body was found in the Pearl River in Lawrence County last weekend.  The deceased is a black male of a build similar to that of the missing Mabil.  

The case is assigned to Chancellor Dewayne Thomas.  Attorney Lisa Ross represents the petitioner.  

Kingfish note:  It would be a safe bet that what Dau's brother wants is an autopsy and does not trust other members of his family with the remains.   


Anonymous said...

How do you "exterminate" evidence?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a smart man, but I bet that Pearl River body is his-

Anonymous said...

I may be mistaken but isn't an autopsy mandatory for these types cases? Or is this filing simply to allow for an autopsy by an independent party hired by the brother? If so that's not what the TRO says.

Anonymous said...

He was married? Doesn't that give his wife/widow primary control over the proceedings from now on, with no control going to his brother, who seems to be suing the missing man's wife? This makes no sense as reported.

Anonymous said...

He believes the wife may be involved in the disappearance and doesn't want the remains cremated before an autopsy.

Anonymous said...

"If you are reading this, it means I am sitting in chancery court watching an emergency hearing on the Dau Mabil case."

No. If I am reading this, it means that I am reading this.

Anonymous said...

"If you are reading this, it means I am sitting in chancery court watching an emergency hearing on the Dau Mabil case."

No. If I am reading this, it only means that I am reading this.

WFB said...

I know Dau and his wife Karissa, having played soccer with them once a week for two years. Dau coached little league soccer in NE Jackson. I thoroughly enjoyed their friendship and positivity. Useless speculation says far more about the one speculating and nothing helpful about the situation.

Bill Dees said...

@9:36 AM. The definition of "exterminate" is "to destroy completely".

Anonymous said...

First, I hate to hear that he has passed (if the body found is his).

Under these circumstances, I would definitely want an autopsy, without a doubt. No idea of the situation between brother and wife. With brother going to court to ensure all is preserved, it does raise an eyebrow. If it was my brother, I would want all preserved for an autopsy as well.

Anonymous said...

Talking down to someone with info does not make you a better person. Many people are wonderful until they aren't.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Kingfish. Glad there will be an autopsy. I wish it could be done independently from the state. Avoid delays, etc.

Anonymous said...

Watch the press conference. Dau’s brother all but accuses Dau’s wife of being responsible for his death.

Anonymous said...

The reason the body is at the state crime lab....wait for it...izzzz FOR an autopsy.

Anonymous said...

1:09 PM, state crime lab is so backed up, no telling when they will get to it. Brother also wanted to ensure no tampering with anything, get autopsy done.

Anonymous said...

Good thing the Deceased was found in Lawrence County, because Hinds County would have just buried him and then lost "The Book" in which they recorded having ever done so.

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