For Immediate Release March 15, 2018 by Fact Checker
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Dr. Heidi Johanna Forsbacka – Late Wife of Michael Roberts.
Mother, Wife, Physician, Artist, Dancer, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – Child of God
Heidi went home to the Lord on 31 July 2016 after a 2-year battle with Cancer. She left a legacy of love and grace and astounded those around her, showing no fear of death due to her unshakable faith in her savior, Jesus Christ, and being clearly more concerned with the welfare of others, even to her last breath.
HEIDI JOHANNA FORSBACKA IDENTITY THEFT
This statement serves to address the issue raised in the book “Beautifully Cruel”, where Michael’s previous wife, the convicted murderer, Tracey Richter, attempted to steal Heidi’s identity in order to cause difficulties for the Roberts family. Michael and his children are attempting to move past this chapter of their lives, and will not be responding to the requests for information that have been revived by the publication of the book. Please respect their privacy, and do not make contact requests through social media, as they are all being denied.
Evidence suggests that this identity theft was limited to Midwestern states of the United States. Any debts that may be incurred in Heidi’s name should be reported to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, to the attention of Special Agent Trent Vileta.
The Roberts family has struggled with ongoing a malicious harassment from the supporters of Tracey Richter, reaching beyond her cell bars to inflict more torment. Even going so far as to accuse Michael of murdering Heidi as soon as they learned of her death a few days ago.
Errors in the “Beautifully Cruel” Book by M. William Phelps
Tracey Richter’s ex-husband, Michael Roberts, responds to only a few factual errors in what is otherwise the true-crime masterpiece Beautifully Cruel by M. William Phelps. Read full response.
Other Resources- 60-Minutes Interviews (UNCUT)
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