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Reality TV star Lyric McHenry’s death investigated by Still a Mystery on ID

Lyric McHenry poses for a mirror selfie
Lyric McHenry had found fame as a reality TV star in EJNYC before she tragically died in mysterious circumstances in New York. Pic credit: @lyric_leigh/ Instagram

In August 2018, Lyric McHenry was celebrating her birthday by partying hard in New York. McHenry, who had achieved celebrity status due to her appearances on reality TV show EJNYC, had flown in for a few days from Los Angeles to celebrate with friends and her sister.

Still a Mystery on ID will reveal the trip ended in tragedy when McHenry was discovered unconscious on the street in the Bronx in the early hours of August 14, 2018.

The previous night her sister Maya McHenry had arranged for a rooftop party in honor of Lyric at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan. Lyric was last seen at the party at approximately 2 AM before being discovered lying above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

Her lifeless body was found on an overpass with scraped knees and a bag of drugs.

It was later confirmed that the 26-year-old had died from am overdose of cocaine, heroin, and alcohol. There was no indication of how she had gotten from the party in Manhattan to that overpass.

Lyric was 20-weeks pregnant when she died; however, family and friends have claimed that she was unaware of the pregnancy.

Her father, movie producer Doug McHenry, has argued that the drugs were planted on his daughter.

Alexis Mejia-Ramirez was charged with moving Lyric McHenry’s body

In September 2019, a Bronx man, Alexis Mejia-Ramirez, was arrested and charged with concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence in connection to Lyric’s death.

Surveillance footage, along with a review of cellphone records and interviews with eyewitnesses, led the police to conclude that Mejia-Ramirez, along with two other men, had dumped Lyric’s body on the overpass.

Mejia-Ramirez’s lawyer, Frank Rothman, has argued that he is innocent of concealing her body as he left it in a very public place. “How do you conceal a corpse by leaving it on a street in the Bronx?” said Rothman.

The full circumstances surrounding Lyric McHenry’s death remain a mystery to this day.

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Still a Mystery airs at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.


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