Ree Drummond’s paranoid cousin went missing for weeks before he was shockingly found dead in a hotel room, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
According to local reports in Maricopa County, Arizona, Mark Wilson Anderson, 60, was discovered by staff at a Days Inn in Buckeye, Arizona in June 2012.
Anderson was married to Ladd and Ree Drummond’s cousin, Holly Drummond. An Arizona paper said the The Pioneer Woman star’s cousin suffered mental issues, including psychotic episodes, depression, bipolar tendencies and paranoia before he was found.
Anderson, an Oklahoma City resident, was a comedy club owner. The Drummond relative was reported missing by the family weeks before his body was discovered, according to the Phoenix New Times.
An official of the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office told RadarOnline.com that Anderson’s manner of death was “natural.” The cause of death, however, was subarachnoid hemorrhage, otherwise known as bleeding of the brain.
The second cause of death is listed as arteriovenous malformation, the official told Radar, which is a condition where blood vessels become tangled.
The TV chef and her family were reportedly “desperate” to locate Anderson when he went missing. Ree’s cousin, Holly believed he was in danger due to stress from a mental breakdown.
“He thought he was in great danger, extremely paranoid and he believed that I had been killed and replaced by an actress,” Holly told Oklahoma News 4.
The food blogger’s cousin even hired a private investigator to look for him before his body was discovered, the local news outlet said.
The Pioneer Woman wrote an entire book about her family’s tragedies in her book, Radar reported. However, the reality star did not mention Anderson’s tragic death.
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