Cardi B is speaking out and asking the necessary questions to help shed light on the murder of Lauren Smith-Fields.
Nearly a month ago, Smith was found dead in her Connecticut apartment after a “Bumble” date with a man named Matthew LaFountain.
While loved ones say they still have not received tangible information on the tragic event, local police ruled her death an accidental drug overdose.
Lauren’s family believes there is more the story and pleaded with police to dig deeper.
Cardi B shared her concerns on Twitter, demanding police to do more and find out what really happened to Smith-Fields. Her family expressed their appreciation for the Grammy Award-winning rapper bringing more attention to the case.
Naa this man don’t look old and it’s not old at all and yet the media made it seem like she was wit a old ass man lookin to trick on https://t.co/2btR6XvluQ disgusted on how they spin the narrative specially because I see people saying online “that’s wat she gets” pic.twitter.com/JeEwY6tYaY
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) January 23, 2022
Cardi’s support was important in asking police to turn her case into a homicide case, according to the family’s lawyer Darnell Crossland. Shortly after her tweet, Connecticut police began an official investigation.
They also criticized the Bridgeport Police Department, whom they singled out and said were negligent in the investigation. The family claims, among other things, that the investigation was a cover-up and police failed to notify the family of the young woman after her death.
STILL NO ANSWERS: It’s been one month since the death of #LaurenSmithFields. Family and City Council members are still awaiting answers from police and other #Bridgeport officials about what happened. – https://t.co/CuSVMEW0hE pic.twitter.com/NZwOXI5cty
— News12CT (@News12CT) January 13, 2022
Police initially labeled her death as dying unexpectedly. The family said they were not directly notified of the death, but later found out from a note posted to her apartment door by the landlord two days later.