Fatal Reaction

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

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Will Sands interview

Will tends bar at The Roadhouse, where Veronica had drinks with friends the night she died.

Will Sands bio

Will has been a popular bartender at The Roadhouse for years.

Places of Interest

Investigators compiled a map showing Yoknapatawpha County locations relevant to the investigation.

Veronica Smith's cell phone records

YCSD investigators obtained Veronica’s cell phone usage details for the days before her death.

Michael O'Connor interview

The detectives spoke with Michael O'Connor about his history with his sister-in-law.

Michael O'Connor bio

Some say Michael has never forgiven his brother, George, for marrying Veronica 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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