A date with Bumble that ended in a death
Much of the information the family received about Smith-Fields’ death came from an incident report from the Bridgeport Police Department.
According to those records, her date, 37 years old and white, told investigators he first connected with Ms Smith-Fields on Bumble, a popular dating app. She invited him to her apartment after three days of chatting. On the evening of December 11, they ate food, drank tequila with a mixer, played games, and started watching a movie.
At one point, he told investigators, she was out to see her brother, and when she returned, she had gone to the restroom for 10 to 15 minutes.
Her date told investigators they continued to watch the movie and Ms. Smith-Fields then fell asleep on the couch, and he carried her into his bedroom. He dozed off next to her, he said, adding that when he woke up at 3 a.m. to use the bathroom, she was asleep and snoring.
But when he woke up again at 6:30 a.m., “she was lying on her right side, blood was coming out of her right nostril on the bed and she wasn’t breathing,” he told investigators. He called 911.
“He was shaking and was clearly shaken,” case officer, Carla Remele, said in the report. She found Mrs. Smith-Fields lying on her back on the bedroom floor. According to the police report, Ms. Smith-Fields was not breathing and had dried blood in and around her right nostril, which also said $1,345 in cash was found in the apartment.
In the apartment, a pill and bloody sheets
When Ms. Fields arrived at her daughter’s apartment on December 13, the homeowner put the family in touch with a detective, Kevin Cronin.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/27/nyregion/lauren-smith-fields-bumble-date-investigation.html Lauren Smith-Fields was found dead. Her family begged for answers.