Reports keep coming about the death of Carol Anne Gotbaum at the Phoenix airport last week.
Allegedly, after creating a disturbance, Gotbaum was arrested by airport police, handcuffed, and left alone in a holding cell. She was found dead a short time later, and there has been ongoing speculation about her behavior, the actions of the police, and the cause of her death.
Amid all the reports and speculation, one question stands out. If she was indeed a depressed, suicidal alcoholic on her way to a treatment center, why was she traveling alone? Where were the family members or friends who should have been accompanying her? Who was irresponsible enough to let someone in that condition travel alone, or be alone at all?