In a heartbreaking event that has shocked the nation, George Scott III, 53, and his eight-year-old son have been found dead. Scott III, the progeny of baseball royalty, and his young son's untimely demise have left a dark cloud over the illustrious legacy of the Scott family.
The Tragedy Unfolds
According to American media reports, Scott III is suspected to have committed an unthinkable act - murdering his own child before taking his own life. This horrific discovery was made by local law enforcement during a search of the Scott home in New Bedford.
Recalling his legendary father, Scott III had once said, "One of the best athletes I've ever seen. He could have got drafted by the NBA and the NFL. Baseball was the 'least best' sport he played. He was definitely a legend." This tribute now stands in stark contrast to the grim reality that has befallen the Scott family.
JUST IN: @BristolDA says 8 y/o victim in 6/2 murder-suicide in New Bedford is ID’d as Dante Hazard.
Dante was the son of Lisa Hazard and George Scott III. DA says Scott appears to have killed the boy w/sharp object before taking his own life.
A Deepening Mystery
Complicating this tragic narrative, a spokesperson for the Bristol County DA revealed that Scott III was a person of interest in a missing person's case.
This case pertains to the disappearance of the deceased boy's mother in 2019. "This, obviously, is a tragic situation that may be a development in the case, but we've got to review the evidence in this case," said District Attorney Quinn, linking the two cases but expressing the need for careful review of the facts.
The past missing person's case is what led police to the home of the son of the Boston Red Sox legend. The legendary George Scott Junior also had notable stints with the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and New York Yankees during his storied career.
Legacy in Question
George Scott Junior, a three-time all-star, left an indelible mark on the world of baseball. Notably, in 1975 he led the league in home runs, further cementing his status as one of the greats. However, the current tragedy has cast a long, somber shadow over the Scott family's rich baseball heritage.
As the investigation unfolds, it remains to be seen how this heartbreaking incident will impact the legacy of one of baseball's most esteemed families.