On Feb. 17, 2013, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office released a statement regarding the death of country singer Mindy McCready.
The statement indicates authorities were dispatched to McCready’s Heber Springs, Ark. home at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. At about 3:58, they found McCready’s body on the front porch of her residence.
According to the statement, “…McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Authorities also stated that the singer’s body will be “transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated.”
Record producer, David Wilson, the father of the performer’s youngest child, died in January of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Daily News reports the sheriff’s office in Cleburne County, Ark. has opened an investigation into his demise.
TMZ reported that less than two weeks ago—on Feb.6—a judge ordered McCready’s two children be removed from her home and she was sent to a mental health treatment facility where she was to be evaluated for alcohol abuse.
The report indicates the singer had tried to kill herself twice before, once in 2005 and another time in 2008 and had attempted rehabilitation several times.
In 2010 she appeared on VH1’s reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” where she tried to overcome her issues with substance abuse.