Bettersten Wade, a Mississippi native, claims her son, Dexter Wade, met a tragic end at the hands of a police officer and was quietly laid to rest without her knowledge.
Days passed without any contact from Dexter, and his mother grew increasingly concerned. Her reluctance to involve the police stems from a traumatic incident in 2019 when her brother was killed by an officer.
It was Dexter’s two teenage daughters who relentlessly inquired about their father’s whereabouts that eventually prompted Bettersten to report him missing on March 14th.
According to a police report, Dexter was discovered walking on the interstate, just one hour after leaving his mother’s residence on March 5th.
Tragically, he was struck by an off-duty police officer. The incident report raises questions as it indicates that the officer was not subjected to a field sobriety test. Dexter’s death was swiftly ruled as an accident.
Notably, the medical examiner could promptly identify the deceased due to his prior criminal record. However, the coroner claims they were unable to contact Bettersten and left a voicemail message, eventually passing on her son’s information to the authorities.
Bettersten, having never received a phone call or voicemail regarding her son’s death, strongly suspects that information was intentionally withheld from her.
“The hardest thing I ever had to do is tell my girls that their dad is never coming back…I just want someone to answer for what happened.”
Authorities have not responded to requests for comment, according to NBC News.
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