The Cleburne Alabama 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.
Mindy McCready, the talented country singer with hits the “Guys Do It All the Time” and “Ten Thousand Angels,” was found dead at her Arkansas home.
Her death comes a month after McCready’s 34-year-old boyfriend, David Wilson, also died from a gunshot wound. Wilson’s death is being looked into, but McCready had denied playing any part in his death. “Oh my God, no,” she told NBC’s Andrea Canning on Today in January. “He was my life. We were each others’ life.”
After Wilson passed away, McCready spoke about her difficulty dealing with losing him. She was also in a child custody battle involving her two sons, 6-year-old Zander and 9-month old Zayne, who had been taken from McCready. She told ABC News in January she had never dealt with anything as “painful” as Wilson’s death. “He didn’t just touch my heart, he touched my soul,” she said regarding Wilson, who was Zayne’s father. “He was my soul mate.”