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Mom pleads for information in daughter's death

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Maureen Spaulding's 31-year-old daughter Beth Spaulding-Risenburg died last April. Maureen thinks it was murder and police agree.

Beth was rushed to the hospital last April 2 where she was pronounced dead. Toxicology reports showed Beth had high amounts of prescription medications in her system. Her mother says it was 12 times a lethal dose of Methadone.

Fremont Police arrested Beth's husband, Jason Risenburg in North Carolina. He was brought back to Fremont and arraigned on charges of corruption of another with drugs, involuntary manslaughter and murder.

Maureen said, "I would like to think that if he got life in jail that I'd feel vindicated and somehow she'd magically come back, but I know that's not going to happen."

She hopes anyone who has information will come forward and speak to Fremont Police. Maureen says her daughter volunteered at the Humane Society of Sandusky County and helped rescue abused animals and had a passion for photography. She says her daughter knew how to make others feel good about themselves through her work."

"That's one think I'd like to continue for her. She had self-esteem issues of her own. And I think that's why it was important to her to prove to other people that just because you have a disfigurement or weight issues, it's not the end-all be-all of what you are."

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