Woman, 19, who filed first Flint lawsuit against government and water companies is MURDERED just days after the suspicious death of man of water plant foremanDaily Mail
April 23, 2016
A woman who was among the first to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint, Michigan water crisis was identified as one of two victims of a fatal shooting that happened earlier this week.
She was identified Thursday, the same day the death of a Flint Water Treatment Plant foreman who was wanted for questioning in connection with the crisis was announced.
Sasha Avonna Bell, 19, filed a lawsuit that alleged her 1-year-old suffers from the effects of lead poisoning as a result of contaminated water in Flint.
She was found dead on Tuesday along with another victim, Sacorya Renee Reed, inside a home on Ridgecrest Drive, MLive reported.
A 1-year-old child was found unharmed inside the home, but it was not clear whether the toddler was related to Bell.
A suspect was taken into custody, but no charges had been filed as of Thursday, according to MLive.
Bell's attorney described her as a 'lovely young woman' who cared 'deeply' for her family and child.
'Her tragic and senseless death has created a void in the lives of so many people that loved her. Hopefully, her child will be lifted up by the love and support from everyone who cared deeply for Sasha,' said Corey M. Stern to MLive.
Stern's New York-based law firm Levy Koningsberg is handling 64 lawsuits filed on behalf of 144 children, along with Flint-based firm Robinson Carter & Crawford.
Bell's lawsuit named six companies and three current and former government employees, accusing them of shirking their responsibilities for the safety of the water in Flint.
A GoFundMe page was set up to pay for funeral costs for Bell.
On Thursday, it was revealed that a Flint Water Treatment Plant foreman was found dead on April 16 in his Otter Lake home.
The foreman, Matthew McFarland, was 43. He had been questioned by investigators looking into Flint's water crisis. The cause of his death is unknown.