A New York man has been charged with helping to dump the body of former reality star Lyric McHenry on a sidewalk after she died of an overdose this past summer.
According to the New York Daily News, Alexis Mejia-Ramirez, 29, worked with two other men to move the 26-year-old producer’s body.
McHenry, who is best friend’s with EJ Johnson, was found in August sprawled out on a Bronx sidewalk and in possession of cocaine. She was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.
She was also 20 weeks pregnant.
At the time, police claimed there were no obvious signs of trauma on her body, but E! News now reports that she overdosed on a fatal combination of cocaine, alcohol, and heroin.
Police video released in August shows a mystery man driving off with McHenry on the day she died after a night of partying at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City.
Mejia-Ramirez, who was ordered held on $7,500 bond or $1,500 cash bail, made bail over the weekend, according to reports. The two other men who are also said to have moved her body are still at large.
McHenry, a Stanford graduate, had worked on former president Barack Obama’s campaign at just 15, before moving on to work with Johnson, as a producer on E!’s EJNYC and as an associate producer for Complex Networks.
Her father was Doug McHenry, who produced New Jack City in 1991 and directed Jason’s Lyric in 1994.
She was laid to rest last month in front of close family and friends, including Magic Johnson and his family.