A pregnant Fayetteville woman mysteriously ends up dead after she had made a distress call. Police and members of the Cumberland County Bomb Squad responded to the call at a home at 2995 BrookCrossing Drive, off Lakewood Drive, just before 3 p.m.
The woman, who was four months pregnant, was apparently threatening to hurt herself, authorities said Wednesday evening. Fayetteville police first sent a robot inside the home to search for the woman, but it was unable to confirm if anyone was inside.
According to authorities they entered the house around 10 p.m. and found the woman dead with what seemed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The woman, whose name was not released, was the wife of a soldier. The soldier told police earlier in the day he had firearms inside the home. The surrounding houses were evacuated as a precaution until entry into the house was made, authorities said.
As this is certainly a tragic death, it has yet to be confirmed as a self-inflicted fatal injury. Here are some startling facts about the impact of others that are left behind when someone they love or know takes their own life:
It is estimated that each suicide in the United States leaves an average of six people intimately affected by the death, either as a spouse, parent, significant other, sibling, or child of the deceased person. These people are referred to as survivors.
It is estimated that 80% of all in home suicide scenes are cleaned up by a close friend, significant other, or a family member. Those that clean up a suicide scene of a close friend, significant other, or a family member are 75% more likely to commit suicide later on in life.