A Connecticut woman Lauren Smith-Fields, 23, was found unresponsive inside her Bridgeport apartment on December 12 after she met an older white man on the dating app Bumble.
Her brother told Westchester News 12 that According to the family, the man contacted police about Smith-Fields but wasn’t taken in for questioning.
Officers were also asked about the man but was informed that an arrest wasn’t made because “he was a nice man who didn’t need to be investigated.”
A cause of death was not revealed by the city’s medical examiner but the family paid for an independent examiner due to the police department’s handling of the case.
“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,” Smith-Fields’ father, Everett Smith, said.