Cops rule Brittany’s death accidental but her supporters vow ‘it’s not over’
Rebecca Tully has struggled with myriad emotions during the six months since the death of her daughter, Britanny Wawrzyniak, but anger is not among them, she said.
Anger is the second of the five stages of loss grief outlined in Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 1969 book “On Death and Dying.”
“I still haven’t hit that anger part in any of this,” Tully said Tuesday as she talked about the Worth Police Department’s decision last week to close the investigation into her daughter’s death.
Tully has experienced a gamut of other emotions ranging from shock and sadness to disbelief and disappointment since Nov. 8, the day he daughter died after being ejected for a moving car near the Worth boat launch, near 115th Street and Beloit.
She’s come close to venting her rage at the police department and elected officials who she believes treated her daughter more like a criminal than victim.
She’s also upset that she and her family did not receive more respect during the investigation, although she understood that the details of the probe could not be shared.
But last week’s news, delivered to Tully at a meeting at the Worth police department, threw her for a loop.
Just a few weeks earlier, Worth Mayor Mary Werner said that it would be months before DNA results would be