Douglasville, GA - Douglasville authorities said the actress in an up-and-coming rapper’s music video should have followed the script in real life. Instead, Kaleigh Denig, 21, is jailed without bond along with her 22-year old boyfriend, Zachary Shipp, accused of covering up the death of their 24-year old friend, Michael Topper Duffy.
In the music video “All We Know,” recorded by rapper Rittz (accompanied by Jihad), Denig played a single mother who calls 911 when her on-screen mother overdoses on drugs and alcohol. Detectives said that wasn’t the case when Duffy died May 25 of an apparent heroin overdose. Denig and Shipp were arrested a week later. Testimony at a bond hearing before Douglas County Chief Magistrate Susan Camp indicated all three were using heroin that Saturday at the home of Denig’s mother when Duffy decided to take a nap. At some point, he became ill and both Denig and Shipp wanted to call an ambulance.
While Denig refused to testify without an attorney present, Shipp told Judge Camp that Denig’s mother refused to allow them to call an ambulance. So instead, Shipp and another man put the unconscious Duffy in a car and drove him to the Dollar General Store in Dallas.
“(Shipp’s) claim is that (Duffy) was alive and well when they took him to this place and left him,” said Sgt. Jesse Hambrick at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Duffy’s body was found inside the dumpster pen at the store later that same afternoon.
Hambrick said the investigation is still underway and more arrests could be forthcoming