Lauren Smith-Fields’ family credits Cardi B with bringing more attention to her case and involving the police.
Roommates, Lauren Smith-Fields’ sad death and case have captivated national attention over the last two weeks, and her family is hailing Cardi B for making it all possible. Lauren Smith-Fields’ family is praising Cardi B for bringing her case greater attention and police participation thanks to a tweet she made to her millions of followers.
According to TMZ, Lauren Smith-Fields’ family recently revealed through their attorney Darnell Crosland that Cardi B was instrumental in getting Lauren’s death turned into a criminal case, simply because Connecticut police only launched an official investigation after Cardi publicly spoke out about the 23-year-death old’s in December. Cardi B tweeted about Lauren on January 23rd, which drew a lot of attention to the case.
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Cardi B has also been invited to check in with Lauren Smith-Fields’ family for updates on the investigation’s progress, either in person or remotely, at their Connecticut home.
Lauren’s death was judged an “accident” by the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner earlier this week, as we previously reported. The 23-year-old died of “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol,” according to the report. Lauren was discovered unresponsive in her residence on December 12, 2021, and the medical examiner’s office released the results more than a month later.
The family, though, claims there’s more to the story, especially because Lauren had no past history of heavy drug use.