In December, 2017, everyone in Charlottesville, Virginia was looking for Molly Meghan Miller. Molly was a young woman who despite her many friends who were attending college, had taken an alternate path, and become a mason, and had bought a house that she and her fiance were renovating. She had disappeared on December 29th, and the last thing anyone recalled her doing was buying some extra ingredients for a holiday meal she had been preparing. Charlottesville was good at looking for young women. Over the years a number of them had disappeared, and some had been found dead, and so this matter came with some urgency.
Despite the fact that Molly was 5'8" and 115 lbs, she had a muscular upper body, the result of her work as a mason's apprentice. She wouldn't have been easy to abduct, people speculated.
Although Molly's house was fully searched and she was not initially located there, ultimately a police detective brought blood hounds in, and Molly's body was found in a less obvious location in the basement she had been renovating. After an autopsy, the medical examiner's best choice was that Molly had committed suicide. This has not set well with her many friends and acquaintances.
A short time after Molly's death, her mother released a statement in explanation of what she believes happened, and to caution others with regard to the same issue.
I am posting this now for several reasons. At least in Virginia, many stores that sell everything from vaping supplies to materials for packaging, are now selling Kratom. People, particularly in the preparedness community may be looking for ways to manage transient or chronic pain. I also know that when one of my sons survived a lightning strike that his pain was not particularly managed well, and that physicians are pressured not to prescribe opioids whenever possible. Pain management may not be handled well by the medical community just now, and yet Kratom may be very dangerous for some.