We have new details on the shocking death of former E! reality star Lyric McHenry.
Just be warned:
They are horrifying to read.
McHenry, as you may recall, was found dead in mid-August at the age of 26.
Her body was discovered in the very early morning on the street in New York City, with sources saying she was only wearing underwear and a pajama top.
She was also discovered with a zip lock bag of cocaine in her possession.
McHenry was known to television viewers for her appearances on EJNYC, a spinoff of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills that centered on Magic Johnson’s son, EJ.
There was even talk that McHenry was pregnant at the time of her death.
Now, nearly three months after this tragedy, an affidavit obtained by E! News confirms that Lyric dies from an overdose of cocaine, heroin and alcohol.
This same reliable outlet also reports that a 29-year-old man named Alexis Meija-Ramirez has been arrested and charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
Meija-Ramirez and “two other male individuals” allegedly transported McHenry’s body above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx neighborhood, this document states.
Police arrived at this conclusion with the assistance of surveillance footage and witness interviews.
On October 26, Mejia-Ramirez was released from jail on a $ 1,500 bond, an official at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office has also confirmed.
McHenry’s passing took place just hours after she celebrated her 26th birthday during a night out with friends.
In videos shared on her Instagram Story, the 26-year old was at The Frederick Hotel, the Soho Grand Hotel and the Dream Hotel, smiling at various points in the footage and seemingly having a great time.
In the wake of her death, family members and friends spoke out in total shock and sadness.
They said McHenry had no history of drug use or abuse and fought back against the assumptions many had been making about the kind of person McHenry had to have been, based on the way she was found.
Said her family in a statement:
“What is factual and known is that Lyric who just turned 26 last week on August 6, was a brilliant, creative, and lovely young woman…
“She was a Christian who grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Center for Early Education…
“Lyric graduated from Stanford University in 2014. Where she studied in Paris, France for a year. And spoke fluent French…
“Lyric’s warmth, compassion, and energy will be missed by many. And the family would appreciate that all speculation surrounding the circumstances of death cease.”
EJ Johnson, who was close friends with McHenry, also issued a brief statement on Lyric. It read:
“I’m going to make this clear to everyone there will be no mourning post because I’m not going to reduce a 25yr friendship to 1 Instagram post.
“Please respect my privacy and my process.”
McHenry was laid to rest in early September.
May she rest in peace.