Scripps publishing heiress who was tragically murdered by her second husband, a house painter named Scott Douglas. Tragically her daughter went on to jump off the same bridge that her mother's killer jumped off after the murder.
Her two older daughters, Alexandra and Annie, noting that their stepfather, Scott Douglas, was becoming increasingly physically abusive toward their mother, urged Scripps to divorce Douglas and move out of their shared home. After she was murdered, Scripps' three-year-old daughter, Victoria, indicated that her father, Scott Douglas, had committed the crime.
She died in the hospital a week after being bludgeoned in her sleep by her second husband, and while she lay dying, Anthony Morrell (her first husband), who was suffering from advanced liver cirrhosis, left his own hospital bed to be by her side. After Scripps died, her liver was transferred to Morrell, saving his life.
Her grandfather, James E. Scripps, founded the Detroit News. Anne Scripps was married twice: to stockbroker Anthony Morrell, with whom she had two daughters, and later to her murderer, Scott Douglas, with whom she had a third daughter.
She and Kelsey Smith were both American murder victims.