On a Friday night in April 2018, Glen McSparren was cutting a corner from his mother’s home in Monroe County, Missouri, when he saw a car pulled over.
It was a dark dirt road in the backcountry, surrounded by woods, with a creek running across the road. Max Pallen said he saw someone lying on the street as he got closer. “My headlights hit her body in front of the car,” Max Pallen said. “When I [saw] her, I swore my heart stopped … I could see she wasn’t moving.”
McSparen discovered the body of 35-year-old Molly Watson. She was shot in the back of the head at close range. When he called 911, he said to check her pulse, but he already knew she was dead.
“I looked into her eyes and I could tell she was gone,” he said. After the police launched an investigation, the possibility of robbery was ruled out. Watson was spotted still wearing her engagement ring. A marriage certificate was found in the car with the names of 51-year-old James Addie and her fiancé on it. Their wedding date was supposed to be two days after they were spotted.
Watson enjoys singing, making costumes and posting a video diary on YouTube, her family said. She was looking forward to marrying Eddie and bought two wedding dresses because she couldn’t decide which one, said her cousin Jody Lindbergh.
This is Watson’s second marriage. Her first marriage ended in divorce. During the separation, she became pregnant. She then began a relationship with former childhood friend Amber Brady, which lasted about five years.
“She was actually my first girlfriend. I was hers. She was married at the time. So was I. So. But it didn’t go well for either of us,” Brady said. “I think we can talk. We can communicate. We like to do a lot of the same things … It seems to fit together.”