This death case stinks all the way through. (Bridgeport, CT)

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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"According to the family, a detective informed them Smith-Fields had been found dead about a day and half earlier, but nobody reached out to them. Lauren's brother, Tavar Gray-Smith, told "CBS Mornings" that the detective told them, "We didn't need to reach out to any family member – we had her passport and her ID, so we knew who she was, and had already performed an autopsy, and her body is at the medical examiner's office."

Gray-Smith also said that the detective hung up on his and Smith-Fields' father.

The detective has since been removed from the case, the family said.


The medical examiner's office on Monday said Smith-FIelds died of "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol," and ruled her death an accident."



Death notifications are (or should be) automatic. We even did them for other agencies out of state if family lived in our area. I've never heard of an agency acting like this.

And then there's this item:


"According to a police incident report, the man Smith-Fields went on the date with, who has not been charged with any crime, told police the two spent the night drinking, eating and watching a movie. He said Smith-Fields went outside to meet someone at one point. Later, she fell ill, but the two continued drinking. The date said that Smith-Fields eventually fell asleep and he carried her to bed, where he went to sleep next to her. He said when he woke up several hours later, around 6:30 a.m., Smith-Fields was not breathing and her nose was bleeding, so he called 911.

An attorney for Smith-Fields' family, Darnell Crosland, told CBS News that possible key evidence, such as bloodied sheets, wasn't processed at the scene until two and a half weeks later.

"At the scene we find a pill, we find a condom with semen in it," Crosland said.
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Ummmmm, not only No, but Hell NO!!!! Pure speculation, but why I do get the feeling this guy is known to the cops?
 

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And then I see a second case without notification ....

"The families of two Black women who died in separate incidents in Connecticut last month say police failed to notify them of their deaths for at least one or two days after the women were found and identified.

The families of Lauren Smith-Fields, 23, and Brenda Rawls, 53, say the Bridgeport, Connecticut, police department did not notify the families of the deaths of their loved ones, and they were forced to find out through other means, according to the Associated Press.

Rawls' family told News 12 that they could not reach her in the days following her death, leading to a series of frantic phone calls in which police allegedly said they couldn't help them, before finally discovering that the 53-year-old had been found dead in her home. News 12 reported that an investigation is ongoing, and a cause of death has not been released yet."



 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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A glimmer ..... ????

Bridgeport Police Begin Criminal Investigation Into Death for 23-Year-Old Bridgeport Woman, Lauren Smith-Fields

NBC Connecticut|6 hours ago
Bridgeport police have started a criminal investigation into the death of a 23-year-old woman who was found inside her Bridgeport apartment in December after the Officer of the Medical Examiner ruled that she died from a combination of fentanyl, ...




Bridgeport Police open criminal investigation into the death of Lauren Smith-Fields

WTNH|2 hours ago
The Bridgeport Police Department Narcotics and Vice Division has opened a criminal investigation into the death of Lauren Smith-Fields following the medical examiner's ...



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yes they absolutely need to interview the decendent’s brother who admits in the dailymail article to seeing her on the day she died. She goes to the bathroom after seeing him and then gets sick and dies. google his name for his past and see if it is relevant.
 

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Going downhill fast .....

Two Bridgeport Officers Suspended Over Handling of Women's Deaths

New York Times|23 minutes ago
The mayor put the officers on leave, citing a "lack of sensitivity" in their handling of the cases of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Lee Rawls, who died in Bridgeport, Conn., on the same day.

Supervising Detective on Lauren Smith-Fields Case Retires Amid Suspension, Internal Affairs Investigation

Rolling Stone|43 minutes ago
On Sunday, the mayor announced that two officers had been suspended for their work on the case Smith-Fields, who was found dead after a date, as well as the death of Brenda Lee Rawls
 

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