On May 11, Sammarco announced that her office would look at the case, initially ruled a suicide, again.
“What we are going to try to do is determine what kind of physical findings may be attributed to injuries he sustained," Sammarco said in May. "We want to do right by this child ... This has been one of the most emotionally draining cases that we've had in our office."
Representatives released this statement on behalf of the Taye family:
“The family of Gabriel Taye would like to thank Dr. Sammarco for her attempt to determine the contributing factors that caused his death. Gabe’s family consented to his exhumation in the hopes that it would provide more answers. We will be continuing our investigation into the bullying that contributed to his death.”
Sammarco said Taye's death certificate would not be amended.