The desperate search for a missing California mother and her 2-year-old son turned tragic after their lifeless bodies were found over the weekend in a parked car in Roseville.
According to authorities, 34-year-old Shana Pringle and her child, Noah Vice, were found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a local movie theater on the early morning of Nov. 29.
Pringle fatally shot Noah before taking her own life, Roseville police reportedly said.
The boy’s dad reported him and Pringle missing several days earlier.
Pringle was recently struggling with depression and stress due to coronavirus. However, she was never diagnosed with the virus, her friend Sarah Beilgard, said in a statement.
“It’s the worst, and I really blame COVID for what happened to Shana.”
“She did suffer from depression, especially with COVID and not having her own place…boyfriend breaking up with her.”
“I think any normal person would have difficulty with that,” Sarah added.