Why Hasn’t Matthew LaFountain Been Arrested For Lauren Smith-Fields Death?

Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23 year old black woman was found unresponsive in her apartment on December 12, 2021 after a bumble date with Matthew LaFountain. LaFountain was the first to report her suspicious death to authorities, according to Lauren’s father.

Lauren’s brother, Lakeem Jetter told Rolling Stone that a large blood stain was found on her bed and he claimed that several other pieces of key evidence, including a used condom, lubricant and an unidentified pill, were ignored by cops.

Despite LaFountain being the last person she was with, he was not initially questioned nor arrested by the Bridgeport Police Department because “he seems like a nice guy”. According to Lauren’s father Everett, the only contact that they had with the police was from “a very insensitive, condescending and arrogant detective”. The Medical Examiner’s Office also wouldn’t release the cause of death so Lauren’s own father ended up paying out of pocket for a second autopsy because they “felt so uncomfortable with the way it was handled.”

Lauren was a track star at Stamford High School and was currently attending Norwalk Community College for cosmetology. “Without a doubt we know that my daughter was not a drug user,” said her father.

The Medical Examiner announced that Lauren Smith-Fields cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol. Her death has been ruled an accident.

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