Is that different from an overdose?
Purposeful overdose vs accidental. Hypothermia causes confusion and drowsiness and could have killed her very quickly, even faster if she was already drowsy from meds. She was seriously underdressed for the cold and blizzard that afternoon. Other people — a mom and 2 kids — froze to death in another area near Detroit on January 17. So hypothermia is a huge possibility.
But without the autopsy findings, what “bs” may mean is still a question. Or whether there were any toxins in her system. Or anything else happening in her life that might had led her to go to school very late that day, choose not to go into the school but back on a bus, then return to the school and head off on her own to where she was ultimately found.
So… the autopsy results have not been released publicly. The footage of her found by the school district was not been publicly released. The footage of her getting off the bus, getting back on, and getting back off has not been released. So much for the police promising transparency.
And why wasn’t the report released? The autopsy was concluded on Wednesday the 1st. Unless there is something the examiner found that is calling for further investigation. But her body has been released. Her visitation and funeral are this coming Sunday the 12th.
Her phone was found by a student. No reports on how many hands it passed through before it got to the police. No reports on when the phone was finally handed over. It might have only been handed in when she was discovered dead or when she was finally reported missing on Saturday. It’s not beyond teens to find a phone and think it funny to try to hack it to mess with what’s inside and keep it instead of turning it in. No word on whether those last texts were actually typed by her or by whoever found her phone and was messing with it.
No mention at all of her mother. No mention of whether the mother is alive, if the mother is dead, if the mother recently passed away causing AD’s distraught, unhappy state. No word on whether the mother took off, leaving AD and her father behind, also leading to AD being unhappy. There’s no mention of a mother at all. The only reason we know there at some point was a mother is because reports mention AD has two brothers, both with different last names. Which might lend insight to the mother and AD’s home life. Or not.
Why didn’t her family (brother? father?) report her missing until 12:04 AM on Saturday? It’s school policy for the attendance office to call when your child has missed more than three periods. Knowing she was missing school, knowing that she was put on a bus at 9 AM, knowing that she wasn’t responding to phone calls or texts, why wait more than 9 hours after school let out to report her missing? Why not head to the school grounds, where she was last scene, and start searching? Yes, the weather was horrible but if it was my teen missing, I’d be bundled up and searching all over where she was last scene, following every set of footprints in the snow to see where they led.
Anyway… a lot of holes to be filled. And it looks like they may not be answered any time soon.