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
Jon David, the district attorney
for Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties, has
said he couldn't comment on the case.
Bladenboro Police Department and State Bureau of
Investigation investigated Lacy's death.