The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release about the death of Mindy McCready:
At 3:31 PM, Sunday, February 17th Deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired in the area of 1132 Fox Chase Drive in Heber Springs.
Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 PM and discovered the body of 37 year old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence at 1132 Fox Chase.
Ms. McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
At this time family members have been notified of the incident.
Ms. McCready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated.
According to Taste of Country:
One day before Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the singer sent a private investigator she had been working with a cryptic message. It was a single frame from a video they had been working on together of McCready singing a song called ‘I’ll See You Yesterday.’ Was this a suicide note? More.
McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home — victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 37.
McCready leaves behind two sons — 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zane.
Just a month earlier, police had paid another visit to the house in Heber Springs.
On that day, they found the infant’s father — record producer David Wilson — dead on the porch.
He too had apparently taken his own life. He too had used a gun.