Lyric McHenry’s little sister was given the gut-wrenching task of identifying the 26-year-old’s dead body, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Maya McHenry, 23, was celebrating Lyric’s birthday at the Dream Hotel on Monday night, hours before she was found dead.
A close friend of the sisters revealed Maya was heartbroken over Lyric’s sudden passing.
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“Maya is real shaken up,” Etienne Maurice told Radar. “She identified the body on Tuesday.”
Etienne, a lifelong friend of the McHenry family, said Lyric’s little sis became worried late Monday night when she stopped answering phone calls. Maya was unsure of her whereabouts.
“Maya was trying to get in contact [with Lyric],” Etienne explained. “She knew that she left and she was trying to find her.”
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Ultimately, he said Maya had no luck reaching her.
Lyric’s body was found on a sidewalk in the Bronx near the Major Deegan Expressway. NYPD confirmed to Radar a 26-year-old female was discovered “unconscious.” She was transferred to a Bronx hospital, and pronounced dead.
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed they are investigating Lyric’s “medical cause of death.”
NYPD also confirmed Wednesday that they are “looking at all possibilities” in the case.
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Etienne said his close friend was an aspiring producer, in addition to her stint on EJ Johnson’s reality show, EJNYC on E!.
“Lyric had a really, really dope project in development,” said the friend. “She wrote scripts with a friend. She was really focused on that. She was focused on a lot of good.”
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