Sister Suggests ‘Bath Salts’ Could be Behind Blue Springs Murder-Suicide
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — It’s like sniffing demons up your nose. That’s how Tonya Scott describes the drug known on the street as bath salts. Scott is the sister of Jessy Letellier, the man involved in an apparent murder-suicide that left two adults and two young children dead in Blue Springs. And Scott thinks the drug may be to blame.
Jessy Letellier, 23, his 22-year-old girlfriend Lindsey Money, their two-year-old daughter Jazmine and her four-year-old sister Shenayah were all killed in May. Lindsey’s mom found all four of them dead in Lindsey’s duplex. But what Scott found may shed some light on that tragic night.
Scott said she went to Jessy’s apartment to try and figure out what could have happened.
“I was looking in all the drawers and cabinets, and I found that next to a rolled up dollar bill and also a package of the synthetic marijuana with a foil pipe,” she said. “It was in the silverware drawer in the kitchen.”
“That” is “99 MPH.” The label reads “metal cleaner,” but after a quick search on the Internet, Scott said it’s one of many synthetic drugs that fall under the street name of “bath salts.”
Scott said she’s not trying to justify or excuse the murder-suicide, but says at least this might explain why it happened.
“It’s such a tragic and unexplainable event, but looking this up and seeing how crazy it actually makes people, it helps in the healing process,” she said “The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘I didn’t know my brother at all if he could do this.’”
No one will know for sure if Jessy used bath salts until the toxicology report comes back in about a month. In the meantime, Scott said she is going to do everything in her power to spread the word about the dangers bath salts pose.
“The brother I knew, there was no way,” she said. “All I felt was like I didn’t know him, like he was a monster, he was a stranger. So finding this really helps to put in perspective the whole event. This [bath salts], from what I have read and seen, is worse than any illegal drug out there.”