Music City Beat
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - We'll have TEAM COVERAGE Monday night on a story FOX17 broke for you Sunday night. Country music fans are still reeling from the shocking death of singer Mindy McCready. For years, the star battled drug addiction and depression. Officials say the recent death of her boyfriend may have pushed her over the edge. McCready was found shot to death on the front porch of her Arkansas home and Monday night the case remains under investigation. Her apparent suicide comes just weeks after the death of her boyfriend David Wilson. The singer had been living in Arkansas since 2011 when she left Florida with her oldest son. Last month, her current boyfriend and the father of her youngest son, David Wilson, died of a gunshot wound at the same home where Mindy took her life. According to officials in Arkansas, McCready's body was found on the front porch near a deceased pet.
"A dog that they had acquired since moving here," says Cleburne County Arkansas Sheriff Marty Moss. "It appears, based on what we have at this time, that Ms. McCready took the life of the dog and then took her own life."
Arkansas officials say McCready was released into an outpatient mental health program less than 2 weeks ago after struggling with substance abuse following David's death. Autopsies are being performed on both McCready and Wilson. Officials expect to release those results soon.
Monday, February 18 2013, 06:17 PM CST