Police are reporting that the May 28th overdose of pills taken by Shawn Southwick wife of Larry King, was indeed a suicide attempt. Southwick wrote a suicide note and burial instructions before taking several bottles of pills. She was found by her father Karl Engemann at her Provo, Utah home, and at the time, he stated that the OD was not intentional. “No, no, no. It wouldn’t be suicidal. I don’t think she did it on purpose. Last night, she seemed confused about what she had taken,” he said.
Friends reveal that Southwick had been depressed for years over the possibility that King was engaged in an extramarital affair with her sister, Shannon Engemann, and that despite an attempt to reconcile with King, her depression fueled the suicide attempt.