Fatal Reaction

Veronica Smith's husband and 10-year-old daughter discovered her lifeless body in their home.

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Canvass – Veronica Smith's friends

YCSD investigators talked to Veronica's friends and acquaintances to gather information about her.

Canvass – YGC employees

The detectives interviewed Veronica's co-workers to learn about her relationships and recent demeanor.

James Mendoza interview

The detectives interviewed Dr. Mendoza about his partner in the YGC, Dr. Smith.

James Mendoza bio

Dr. Mendoza is a Yoknapatawpha Gastroenterology Center partner along with Drs. Burns and Smith.

Hilton Burns interview

The detectives interviewed Dr. Hilton Burns about his partner in the YGC, Dr. Smith.

Hilton Burns bio

Dr. Burns is a Yoknapatawpha Gastroenterology Center partner along with Drs. Mendoza and Smith.

About the current investigationGeorge O'Conner found the body of his wife, Veronica Smith, when he and his young stepdaughter returned home.

While some evidence at the scene suggested suicide, detectives weren't convinced. But why would someone want this wife, mother, and physician dead?

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The Fatal Reaction investigation began on Monday, January 16, 2023, and will run for about eight weeks.


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