There is an open, active investigation into the death of Lyric McHenry, the New York Police Department confirms to E! News.
The reality star, who appeared on EJ Johnson‘s show EJNYC, was found dead on Tuesday after a birthday celebration. New York City police confirmed a 26-year-old female was found above the Major Deegan Expressway early Tuesday morning. The victim was transported to Bronx-Lebanon hospital where she was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, NYPD told E! News that there’s an open investigation into Lyric’s death. The NYPD is currently waiting on autopsy results from the medical examiner’s office. The department will proceed accordingly depending on Lyric’s official cause of death. The department can’t rule out murder until the autopsy is concluded. The NY Medical Examiner’s Office has also confirmed to E! News that they’re currently conducting an autopsy to determine Lyric’s cause of death.
On Monday evening, Lyric, who turned 26 last week, had been out and about in NYC having what appeared to be a belated birthday celebration, which she documented on her Instagram Stories. She tagged herself at The Frederick Hotel, SoHo Grand Hotel and Dream Downtown. Lyric also posted video of herself snapping selfies in the bathroom and hanging out with friends who wished her a happy birthday.
In celebration of Lyric’s birthday last week, her best friend EJ Johnson sent her love on Instagram. “Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1 @lyric_leigh words cannot express how much I love and appreciate you in my life,” EJ wrote. “Your constant love, respect and companionship gives me the confidence to live my truth every single day and I am so blessed that even as baby divas we recognized the greatness in each other. I love you.”
After news of Lyric’s death broke on Tuesday, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Dorothy Wang took to Twitter to write, “Rest In Peace Lyric McHenry. You were an angel amongst us.”