Police have figured out the cause of death of Christina Woo, a mother of three who was found dead on March 31. She had been missing for three days before her car was found in a parking lot near her home in Frisco, Texas.
Woo, 39, had died while sitting at the wheel of her car, with her 16-month-old daughter in her arms.
Her daughter, 5, and son, 3, were in the backseat of the car. The three children were dehydrated, but they were alive. Police said they were taken to a hospital to be evaluated and had been suffering from rashes.
According to WFAA-TV, investigators determined that she committed suicide via overdose. The Collins County medical examiner released its report on her death.
Investigators told the Dallas Morning News that she had purchased sleeping pills as she was running errands with her children. Police didn’t say what type of pills she had bought at the drug store.
Her husband, Brandon Woo, saw her three days before she died. He called police to report that his family went missing on March 29, a day after they went missing.
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The Woo family had moved to Frisco from San Antonio and reportedly spent Saturdays with their children at music lessons.
“She seemed overwhelmed,” Chardé Carbonell, the executive assistant to the school’s director, told the Morning News.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention describes signs and risk factors on its website:
Something to look out for when concerned that a person may be suicidal is a change in behavior or the presence of entirely new behaviors. This is of sharpest concern if the new or changed behavior is related to a painful event, loss, or change. Most people who take their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do.
And Save.org says:
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.
Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
Talking about being a burden to others.
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
Sleeping too little or too much.
Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
Displaying extreme mood swings.
(H/T – IJReview)