Lenoir City Teen Found Dead
Staff Reports News Herald
13-year-old white female from Lenoir City was pronounced dead after
police responded Sunday afternoon to a call of an unconscious person
at an apartment located at 503 Hwy. 321 North.
Lenoir City Police responded to the call about 3 p.m. Sunday at the
location, Chief Don White said Monday afternoon, noting that police
would have an initial report from the medical examiner in about 48
"We're not releasing anything at all," White said. "(We) don't have
a coroner's report back yet."
White said police have no suspicion of foul play. He would provide
no further details about the case.
The girl was believed to have died from "dusting," which is the
practice of inhaling compressed air to get high. White would not
confirm that detail, and police have not identified an official
cause of death.
"I'm not going to comment or speculate on that because I don't know
that that's what she died from, so I don't want to confuse people by
insinuating that that's what happened, so we'll just have to wait
until we get further into it before we make any comments," White
No charges have been filed in the case.