Lauren Smith Fields: What Happened? Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23-year-old Connecticut woman who died allegedly of an overdose, is now being examined as a homicide.
The Bridgeport Police Department’s narcotics and vice section has launched an investigation, which will be aided by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the department.
According to a police incident record acquired by CNN from the family’s attorney, Lauren Smith-Fields was found unresponsive in her home by a Bridgeport Police Department officer on December 12, 2021.
According to investigators, the person who called 911 was a man Lauren Smith-Fields had met on the Bumble dating app and had been on a date with the night before. Lauren Smith Fields: What Happened?
Lauren Smith-Fields died as a result of “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol,” according to a medical examiner.
However, acting police Chief Rebeca Garcia stated that the police are now concentrating their efforts on “the reasons that led to her untimely death.”
The police said in a statement:
“Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic linked to an opioid-related overdose death crisis in the United States.
This pandemic has not spared the city of Bridgeport.”
Lauren Smith-Fields’ family, on the other side, has accused the police department of violating their civil rights and mishandling the investigation into her death.
A representative for Smith-Fields’ family stated the medical examiner’s report raises further issues on Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2022).
“The M.E. results don’t fix any of Bridgeport’s process problems; in fact, they exacerbate them.” Instead, as a result of a bungled investigation or lack thereof, we are left with more questions than answers,” attorney Darnell Crosland told CNN via text message.
What Happened To Lauren Smith Fields?
According to a police incident record, Bridgeport police got a report of an unresponsive woman at a home early on the morning of December 12, 2021.
Lauren Smith-Fields was found lying on her back on the floor, with dried blood in and around her right nostril, according to the report. Lauren Smith Fields: What Happened?
The officer also discovered a “frantic man,” who identified himself as someone who had only known Smith-Fields for three days and met her on the dating app Bumble, according to police.
He was doing chest compressions after being ordered to do so by the emergency operator on the phone, according to the event report. According to the report, “he was trembling and plainly shaken.”
Surprisingly, the man’s name was left out of the report. Lauren Smith Fields: What Happened?