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Lawyer: Lacy family hires independent investigator to look into death

Lawyer Allen Rogers said Thursday in a story published by The Associated Press that the family of Lennon Lacy has hired an independent investigator to look into the death of the Bladenboro teenager who was found Aug. 29 hanging from a swing set at a playground near his home. Rogers also said the family is considering an independent autopsy.

An autopsy report released Monday by the N.C. Medical Examiner said the West Bladen High School football player died of asphyxia due to hanging. No alcohol or drugs were in his system at the time of his death, according to the report. It also said there were no skull, rib or long bone fractures. The report said that Lacy had been depressed over the recent death of an uncle.

Rogers said in the AP story that the Lacy family believes there was a rush to determine a cause of death, and have expressed concerns that his death may have been a homicide.

Jon David, the district attorney for Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties, has said he couldn't comment on the case.

The Bladenboro Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation investigated Lacy's death.

   

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