It was November of 1997 when Georgia resident,  Joni Betterson,  retrieved a handwritten letter from her mailbox. It’s contents were chilling. Once she realized who it was from, she was taken aback as she hadn’t heard from her son Jarret and daughter in law Barbara in over twenty years. The letter read, by the time you read this we should be dead. Jarrett is about to go to jail and I don’t want to live without him. I’m sorry about living apart from our family. I’m sorry about so many things. We’ve had a sad and difficult life. Also included was a money order for $900 to pay for the couple’s cremation with instructions to be placed in the same urn.



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