Saturday, April 9, 2016

D/FW Radio: 103.7 KVIL Foodie Stacy Fawcett Murdered

Stacy Fawcett
45-year-old Stacy Fawcett, who contributed to the Daybreak program on WFAA as “Dallas’ Favorite Foodie,” and her 17-year-old son Joisah Utu were found dead after 19-year old McCann Utu Jr. called 911, telling the call-taker, “I have committed murder,” a Plano police spokesman said.

Fawcett’s brother Justin Fawcett told WFAA that McCann Utu went on a rampage — taking knives from the kitchen and stabbing his mom and brother, a senior at Plano West High School.

According to the police report, officers responded to a stabbing call about 12:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Communications Parkway in Plano. The officers found Fawcett and Josiah Utu dead at the scene, with McCann Utu alive with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds.

Justin Fawcett told News 8 that McCann Utu called 911 while repeatedly stabbing himself. He died later at a local hospital.

Waseem Limbada, a friend of McCann Utu, told WFAA that his friend changed after suffering a concussion in the fall of 2013 while playing for the Plano West basketball team. He said Utu never played again because he couldn’t pass the concussion protocol test.

Fawcett, who also contributed to CBS Radio's KVIL 103.7 FM’s website as a food blogger, is identified on the Stacy Fawcett WFAA Daybreak’s Favorite Foodie Facebook page as a foodie blogger and culinary enthusiast.

KVIL posted the following on their website:
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of our dear friend, Stacy Fawcett. You know her as our awesome foodie blogger, but she was so much more than that. 
We will miss her kind, gentle spirit and her loving personality. But even as we mourn her loss, we want to celebrate her wonderful gift for – and love of – food. 
There are many incredible foodie blogs she has written for us. Please join us in keeping her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

The Star-Telegram reports Fawcett was well-known in both the Dallas media and food communities, with many in both communities posting their condolences on social media.

“We are heartbroken,” Leigh Ann Adam, co-host of the Leigh Ann And Courtney Kerr Uncorked afternoon show on KVIL, posted on Facebook. “We love you Stacy Fawcett. You were an angel on earth and now one in heaven.”

“I am in shock,” posted KDFW/Channel 4 traffic reporter Todd Caruth. “Stacy was one of the sweetest, most giving people I have ever known. My heart goes out to her friends and family.”

Many others took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness.

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