A second secret autopsy on Mindy McCready was performed after her untimely death, leading those close to her to suspect drugs may have been behind the country singer’s suicide, the National Enquirer is reporting.
The Enquirer claims that McCready’s body went on a bizarre trip from the autopsy slab to an Arkansas funeral home and back to the coroner’s lab before being shipped to her native Florida for burial.
“Right after the coroner released Mindy’s body to a funeral home in Arkansas, they suddenly demanded that it be sent back to the coroner’s office for ‘additional tests’” a source close to the McCready family told the Enquirer.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the tragic suicide of McCready’s boyfriend a month ago was believed to have pushed the troubled star, who has a well documented history of substance abuse, over the edge, according to her close friend, drug counselor Bob Forrest.
“I never thought Mindy would take her own life. I always thought if she died it would be at the hands of another because of her past physically abusive relationships with men,” Forrest, who worked with the late star on Celebrity Rehab, told Radar.
“Mindy had lost custody of her kids before and didn’t kill herself then. I absolutely believe that [Mindy's boyfriend] David Wilson‘s suicide a month ago pushed her over the edge and caused her to take her own life. This was someone that Mindy had a history and a child with, and they seemed to be working through their issues. It’s just so sad that she took her own life.”
For more on what drove Mindy to end her life, pick up the new issue of the National Enquirer — on newsstands Thursday.
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