Just a few days ago, a beloved Texas weather forecaster was found dead after posting to Facebook a ‘confession of sins’.
Kelly Plasker was found dead last Sunday, the same day she revealed that she had been groomed and abused at high school.
The popular morning host with NBC affiliate KCBD NewsChannel 11, explained that she had been manipulated into a relationship with a man twice her age in a Facebook post.
Now her cause of death has been confirmed.
It’s hard to lose such an amazing friend. Kelly Plasker, I’m missing you more and more every minute. You were the best co-worker, work wife & friend a girl could ask for. I love you so much and I’ll always wish I would have done more. #SuicideSucks 😞 pic.twitter.com/HNVCn2LAOo— Sydney Kessler WJHL (@SydneyWJHL) August 31, 2020
In the final post, Plasker wrote:
I got thrown off course in high school by a man twice my age. My band director, using his time at Frenship high school to find his new “soul mate!
he was supposed to be somebody looking out for me, but instead of looking out for me he looked at me in ways that men should not look at children.
And I realize now that predators pick off easy prey. Particularly those without much family support or resources. The bad habits and games being in that 5 year long relationship can be called grooming and abusive at times call it total manipulation.
Statement on the loss of Kelly Plasker: pic.twitter.com/kalvfVzG5J— FMX (@fmxrocks) August 31, 2020
The post continued:
I have unfortunately carried into relationships of mine that would’ve probably been beautiful had I not been convinced that I wasn’t worthy that I was never going to be good enough for anybody with which I can make memories and grow old together.
He snuffed out my future and my ambitions in the most influential time of my life, my prime when I had so many doors and opportunities to explore but he was selfish convincing me that he didn’t want me to leave Lubbock Texas.
And then the promises came. The promises of the new life together the promises of conquering the world in a business to grow. Those promises quickly shattered when I learned that he was still playing house in two different cities.
The post concluded with Plasker saying that she can’t go on, writing:
The rest is a sorted history depending on who you ask. The bottom line I tried to encourage Jon to love Thomas but I have sadly learned that not only were Laura and I his students and victims of his inappropriate use of authority as an educator but have been contacted by more women with the same stories; only now realizing how perversely pervasive, things situations which are still happening in our school systems MUST STOP!
Thanks all I needed to get out there as my final confession for the sins I am responsible for adding to the cross.I love you my friends. My brain is broken and I cannot take it anymore.
Tragically just two years ago, Plasker’s 19-year-old son took his own life. She paid tribute to him on Facebook writing #SuicideSucks.
Now Plasker’s cause of death has been confirmed by Karin McKay, a fellow news host.
Now, this weekend, our sweet Kelly took her own life, a cry for help that she made very public on her Facebook page. But there were many other times that Kelly used Facebook in an effort to help other people avoid the road to suicide.
Rest in peace.