On December 12, Lauren Smith-Fields was found "lying on her back, on the floor" of her apartment after meeting with a guy she met on Bumble. Now her family is demanding answers after Smith-Fields death was ruled an accident.
According to ABC News, the Connecticut chief medical examiner's office on Monday announced that Smith-Fields' cause of death was "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol." The medical examiner ruled the manner of death an "accident."
Smith-Fields met a man on the dating app, Bumble. The man said he two met at her apartment for the first time the night before her death. The next morning, after a night of drinking, he claims that he noticed her nose was bleeding and she was not breathing. He then called 911.
"Lauren Smith-Fields wasn't given the treatment that she should have been given," Darnell Crosland, the family’s attorney, said in an interview with Good Morning America.
Smith-Fields’ family is planning to sue the city of Bridgeport and the police department, claiming in the filed legal notice that police "failed to implement the proper crime scene investigation team to collect physical evidence" and "refuse to view the last person to see Smith-Fields before she died as a person of interest."