Johsua Duckett’s decision not to attend his ex-wife’s funeral in this story made me question how much hatred there must have been between the two of them. For such a young couple, something had to be horribly wrong prior to their son’s disappearance.
Did something as simple as the lack of sleep cause Melinda Duckett’s suicide?
“For people who are already suffering some form of stress and new stress, added stress, can push people over the edge. And typically, it’s the sleep disturbance, which then impairs your brain functioning and your ability to think clearly and logically,” said Dr. Thomas Valente, a psychiatrist who did not treat Duckett.
He said because a person commits suicide does not indicate that he or she may have committed a criminal act.