Criminal Investigation Launched Into Death Of Mitch McConnell’s Sister-In-Law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters as the Senate works to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A criminal investigation is underway after Foremost Group CEO Angela Chao, sister-in-law of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), was found dead in a vehicle submerged in a pond in a small Texas town near Austin.

“This incident was not a typical accident,” the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office reportedly wrote in a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday. “Although the preliminary investigation indicated this was an unfortunate accident, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident as a criminal matter until they have sufficient evidence to rule out criminal activity.”

The CEO was found dead in her submerged vehicle on February 11.