According to county police, the Arkansas state crime lab’s investigation shows that McCready died as a result of suicide from a single gunshot wound to the head.
McCready had four possible suicide attempts over the past 7 years that preceded her final, deathly one. One was conducted while she was pregnant with her first son, Zander, in 2005. Her last suspected attempt was in 2010.
Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss told E! News that McCready did not leave a suicide note, and that her death is still an "ongoing investigation."
McCready was found on the front porch of her home in Heber Springs, Ark, on Sunday—the exact same location authorities found her late boyfriend, music producer David Wilson, last month. She also apparently shot Wilson’s pet dog before turning the gun on herself.
Wilson also suffered a gunshot to the head; his cause of death has not been officially confirmed yet, but is currently being investigated as a suicide.
In a heartbreaking and chilling turn, just days before McCready’s death, the troubled singer apparently took the time to make a suicide-prevention video dedicated to Wilson. In it, she sings an unreleased song, “I’ll See You Yesterday”--produced by Wilson--over moving images of herself and Wilson in happier times. The video ends with contact information to the online prevention and resource site Suicide Is Preventable.
Her friend Dan "Danno" Hanks, who produced the video, told People: "She told me that it was beautiful, it made her cry and was exactly what she wanted...I asked her if I could post it and Mindy's answer was, 'You'll know when it's right.'"
"In hindsight she was having me produce her suicide video."
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