The father of Mindy McCready's son Zander believes that she might have killed her two children had they not been in foster care at the time of her suicide. Billy McKnight tells the National Enquirer, “She killed the dog before she killed herself, and I fear she would have taken those kids with her too, if they’d been there.”
Mindy's former personal assistant Steve Darling has his own theory about her death. “Mindy was afraid that the cops were going to determine that she had something to do with David’s death. I believe that’s the reason she killed herself.”
Mindy shot herself on the porch of her Arkansas home where, just weeks before, her boyfriend David Wilson had been found shot. Police are investigating whether Wilson's death was murder or suicide.