(Newser) – New York City police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in the death of a pregnant reality star and Stanford graduate. Lyric McHenry—who appeared alongside Magic Johnson’s son, EJ Johnson, on E!’s EJNYC, per ABC News—was found unresponsive on a Bronx sidewalk around 5am on Aug. 14 before being pronounced dead at a hospital. Though an official cause of death is pending, the New York Daily News reports a drug overdose is suspected as the 26-year-old, with bruising on her knees, was found with what appears to be cocaine. Over the weekend, authorities released surveillance video of a man in the vicinity at the time who may have left a hotel with McHenry following a celebration of her birthday, reports the Daily News.
A spokesperson previously said McHenry’s family viewed her death as suspicious, per People. The family had no knowledge of her using drugs and didn’t know she was 15 to 20 weeks pregnant, as an autopsy revealed, per Refinery 29. “The NYPD is doing a great job and impressive work in respect to our daughter Lyric,” McHenry’s father, Hollywood producer Doug McHenry, says in a statement. “Now, we appeal to New Yorkers to cooperate with the police in finding this guy.” Seen on Aug. 14 wearing a black shirt with a white collar and yellow shoulder stripes and black pants with “cat-like eyes” on the knees, the male is described as having a dark complexion and short dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers.
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