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July 6, 2006, was a Thursday. For Nancy Jarrell O’Donnell it was like any other Thursday. She got up, got ready for work and started her day at Sierra Tucson where she treated patients with mental and behavioral health issues.
Because Nancy left for work between 7 and 7:30 a.m., it was too early for her to see or speak to her daughter, Lacey Jarrell. Lacey was on summer break and probably wouldn’t be up for a few more hours. But they had a system where Lacey would contact Nancy in the late morning or early afternoon to let her mom know what she was up to for the day.