Attorney: Family contests medical examiner's report Lauren Smith-Fields' death was accidental
The family of Lauren Smith-Fields has a problem with part of the autopsy report - specifically, the manner of her death.
Police found Smith-Fields' body in her home back in December after a 911 call was made. A criminal investigation was opened 44 days after her death, just one day after her autopsy results were released.
Darnell Crosland, the Smith-Fields' family attorney, sent a letter to the state's medical examiner contesting their findings that her manner of death was ruled accidental.
According to the incident report, that 911 caller was a man Smith-Fields met on Bumble - who police have not named a suspect. At least one detective at the Bridgeport Police Department is on administrative leave for the handling of her case.
Lisa Dadio, a retired lieutenant from New Haven Police Department and professor at the Univesity of New Haven, says although all the facts about the case haven't been fully released - she's not surprised by the results.
The state Medical Examiner's Office tells News 12 it doesn't comment on specific cases, but says "in general, if new information is presented to us on any death, we will consider that new information."