Carol insisted her 35-year-old daughter was a “trooper and fighter.”
The mother continued, “She made it through so many bad things in her life… She was a strong woman. I raised a strong woman.”
Jessica hinted at complications when she tried to return to work at FOX 2 in Detroit in mid-November. She told Facebook fans she was “still healing,” adding, “I am struggling a little bit, so I do still need all the prayers and well wishes because this is a hard go.” She said doctors told her it could take up to “three months or so” before she would feel 100 percent.
On Thursday, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned the Oakland Medical Examiner had listed her cause of death as “hanging” and “manner of death by suicide.”
A spokesperson called it a “gruesome scene,” adding, “It's just very sad.”
Jessica was a married mother of two young children.