Wednesday, February 20, 2013
– The death of Mindy McCready was ruled a suicide by law enforcement officials, a preliminary report released Wednesday said.
The singer was found dead on Sunday at her residence in Heber Springs, Ark.
"Preliminary autopsy results from the Arkansas Crime Lab confirm the manner of death for Malinda G. McCready as suicide, from a single gunshot wound of the head," said the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office in a press release.
The troubled singer died in the same place as her boyfriend, David Wilson, who died last month in what is being investigated as a suicide, but remains under investigation.
McCready's two children - Zander, 6, and Zayne, 10 months - were removed from her home earlier this month. A judge ordered her to enter a treatment facility for mental health and alcohol issues. McCready was released into outpatient treatment one day later.