Took me awhile to find this out here, as my wife is a Sue Grafton reader and she had mentioned this to me. Too bad that they won't finish the series, but I understand how that goes. The family has to do what they believe is the right thing.
On a happy note, after the links update tonight, she should be connected to the global tree. She has 2 Mayflower connections (I think) and is connected to some fairly strong branches in the tree. I'm still working on one of them, but the other should link up tonight.