Chassidy Bosarge’s Mom: “I Know She Was Killed”


It’s a time of the year Joyce Zirlott always looks forward to, but this year the holidays will be a lot less whole.

It hasn’t even been a month since Zirlott found out her daughter was dead.

Chassidy Bosarge’s body found November 4 in a marsh off of Rebel Road in Theodore. Even before getting the news, Zirlott knew.

“I started getting calls, but I wanted to get myself prepared to hear it. Because I knew what was going to be said. There was no doubt in my mind,” said Zirlott.

Detectives believe Bosarge was dumped there, but are still unsure if it may be drug-related or if something more ominous happened.

Her mother has no doubt.

“I know she was killed,” said Zirlott “Do I feel like I know exactly how she was? No, I don’t. But I know.”

But her heartbreak, she hopes her daughter can still save lives.

“I think sometimes those drugs make them feel invincible, but they’re not,” said Zirlott. “I just wanted to put my hands on her and tell her I love her one last time. I love her with all my heart and I always did and I felt like I was too hard on her and I think this tough love. I think people ought to think twice before they do tough love because I did tough love with her and I am so regretful. I honestly don’t think you should love them until you can’t love them anymore.”

Officials with the Sheriff’s office says they are still awaiting toxicology results to try and determine an official cause of death.

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