Sasha Avonna Bell, who led a lawsuit against six companies in the Flint water crisis, was found dead in her home on Tuesday. Another victim, Sacorya Renee Reed, was found dead as well inside a home on Ridgecrest Drive.
Flint Water Treatment Plant foreman Matthew McFarland had been questioned in connection to the crisis. He was found dead on April 16 at his home in Otter Lake. The cause of death is unknown.
As for Bell, MLive reports that a suspect has been taken into custody. However, no charges had been filed as of Thursday.
“Her tragic and senseless death has created a void in the lives of so many people that loved her,” said her attorney Corey M. Stern. “Hopefully, her child will be lifted up by the love and support from everyone who cared deeply for Sasha.”
A GoFundMe page has been set to cover her funeral expenses.
Levy Koningsberg, Stern's New York-based law firm, is handling 64 lawsuits filed on behalf of 144 children, along with Flint-based firm Robinson Carter & Crawford.