What precisely induced Lily Ledbetter’s loss of life nonetheless stays a thriller greater than a month after she was discovered unconscious in her Virgin Islands apartment.
The 22-year-old faculty scholar had been visiting the island from her native Alabama.
An completed dancer and undertaking administration main at Auburn College, Ledbetter supposed to spend her summer time working at an animal shelter.
However on 6 June, a involved citizen reported her unconscious. Twenty minutes later, she was declared useless.
Virgin Island Police Division spokesperson Glen Dratte informed The Unbiased on Tuesday that toxicology outcomes are nonetheless pending, however didn’t elaborate on what could have led to the younger girl’s sudden passing.
Right here’s all the pieces we learn about the case:
On the day of her loss of life, a “involved citizen” referred to as 911 round 12.33pm reporting that Ledbetter was unconscious.
When first responders arrived at Ledbetter’s apartment in the Property Enighed neighbourhood on the island of St John, she was exhibiting no indicators of life.
Round 12.53pm, she was declared useless.
Dr Francisco Landron informed Fox News Digital that an autopsy was carried out on Ledbetter, however the outcomes have been inconclusive.
“It was mainly a adverse autopsy,” the medical expert informed the outlet. “There isn’t any harm, nothing to elucidate the explanation for the loss of life.”
The place is the investigation headed?
The Virgin Islands Police Division informed The Unbiased that investigators are nonetheless awaiting toxicology outcomes.
If a trigger and method of loss of life can’t be decided primarily based on these outcomes, Dr Landron mentioned that he would proceed with “forensic microscopic research on tissues equivalent to the coronary heart.” The medical expert famous that foul play isn’t suspected.
“It could possibly be alcohol. It could possibly be opiates,” Dr Landron mentioned.
Who was Lily Ledbetter?
Ledbetter was raised in Opelika, Alabama, in response to her obituary.
“To see Lily dance was awe-inspiring. She was completely charming, and her ardour illuminated the stage,” the tribute for the late younger girl learn. “Lily was an completed, multi-award-winning dancer. In dance, Lily was really free- free to be herself -free to specific herself.”
In 2019, she graduated as an honours scholar from Opelika Excessive College, the place she was lively with the dance crew, present choir, and band.
“I’ll all the time bear in mind the twinkle in your eye and the love that stuffed the room once you walked in,” her former dance trainer Mandy Moore wrote in a heartfelt Facebook post. “I solely wished I had held on and by no means allow you to go after I noticed you a couple of weeks in the past. I’m so grateful that you just came dwelling to [our dance studio] and I bought a type of huge Lily hugs. Your legacy of affection and lightweight will perpetually reside on inside our studio.”
Ledbetter was pursuing a constructing science and undertaking administration diploma at Auburn College and competed with the college’s girls’s rowing membership.
She was set to graduate subsequent yr.
Earlier than her loss of life, Ledbetter had been working at a neighborhood animal shelter in St John.
“She was a superb individual. It’s actually unhappy,” a coworker, who declined to share their title, informed Fox Information Digital. “She was an exquisite younger individual, who actually favored spending time with the cats and canine.”