2004-09-17 / Community

Medical Examiner Rules In Young Death

By Brian Magoolaghan

  • A blood clot is to blame in the at-home death of an 18-year-old woman discovered laying face down two weeks ago, according to a spokesperson for the Chief Medical Examiner.
  • Although an investigator from the ME’s Office noted trauma to the head of Alexandra Lyons when the young woman’s body was first found, spokesperson Grace Brugess told The Wave this week that an autopsy revealed a natural death caused by a blood clot in the lung.

    Lyons’ aunt, Cynthia Forrester, made the sad discovery in the second floor bathroom of the family’s home at 812 Lanett Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. on September 9.

    Forrester told police she came home at about 7:45 p.m. and, after an hour-long conversation with Lyons’ father, Alexander Canrister, went upstairs to check on her niece. It was unclear if the young woman was suffering from an illness.

    Upon the discovery of her niece’s body, Forrester dialed 911 and tried desperately to revive the young woman, police said. EMS pronounced Lyons dead at 8:52 p.m., less than 10 minutes after she was found.

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