The family of 23-year-old Lauren Smith-Fields who was found dead in her apartment, are currently seeking answers to the circumstances surrounding her untimely death.
Lauren Smith-Fields was found unconscious in her apartment on December 12th after meeting an “older white man” on the dating app, Bumble. According to her family, it was the elderly man who brought her death to the attention of the authorities.
Although the investigators and medical examiner have not yet commented on the incident and disclosed the cause of her death, her family is demanding that the white man be investigated.
Lauren’s devastated brother, Lakeem Jetter, said the investigators told him the man should not be investigated because he is a “nice man”.
Speaking on her tragic demise, her dad said, “Without a doubt, we know that my daughter was not a drug user, and I had a second autopsy myself paid out of pocket because we felt so uncomfortable with the way it was handled.”
He also alleged when he contacted the police, the detective that attended to him was “very insensitive, condescending and arrogant.
Meanwhile, the City of Bridgeport has now issued a statement, stating that they will review the handling of the case.
“The Bridgeport Police Department takes these concerns very seriously. The Command Staff of the Detective Bureau is reviewing the handling of this case to ensure that best practices were and are being followed. It is imperative to note that the death of Lauren Smith-Fields remains an ongoing investigation. Our department extends its deepest condolences to the family of Lauren,” the statement reads in part.
Watch a video of the family expressing their feelings about their daughter’s death.