Lyrica McHenry, a 26-year-old reality star, was found dead on a Bronx, New York sidewalk on Aug. 14. Now police are charging a man in connection with her death.
Police are saying that Lyrica died of a cocaine, alcohol and heroin overdose, she was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
A man named Alexis Mejia-Ramirez, 29, of Bronx, New York has been arrested and charged with concealment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence in an effort to hide Lyric’s remains, the document furthers.
Meija-Ramirez and “two other male individuals” allegedly transported McHenry’s body above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx neighborhood. Police came to this discovery with the help of surveillance footage and witness interviews.
So far police have not charged Alexis with homicide.
Police claim that Alexis, and “two other male individuals” tried to hide Lyric’s body by dumping her lifeless body on the sidewalk in the Bronx.
The night before she was found dead, Lyric celebrated her 26th birthday at the Dream Hotel with her younger sister, Maya. In videos posted on her Instagram Story, McHenry was at The Frederick Hotel, the Soho Grand Hotel and the Dream Hotel, and filmed a smiling video of herself in a bathroom wearing a pink dress.
She was found only wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no pants, the Daily Mail reported. According to the Daily News, a small Ziplock bag of cocaine was found on McHenry.
One day after the former reality star’s death, her family spoke out.
“The McHenry Family deeply appreciates the many communications of support from Lyric’s many friends upon learning of her untimely death at approximately 6:00 AM the morning of August 14th, 2018,” the family told PEOPLE in a statement.