Woman In Leading Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Shot To Death In Home

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April 22, 2016 11:51 a.m.

Sasha Avonna Bell, one of the first to file a lawsuit over the Flint, Michigan water crisis, was found dead inside a townhouse on Tuesday.

Bell was found shot dead with another woman, Sacorya Renee Reed, at a home in the 2600 block of Ridgecrest Drive, The Flint Journal reported.

A one-year-old child, who was unharmed, was also found in the home and turned over to child protective services, but police did not confirm whether the child was Bell’s.

Bell was among the first wave of Flint residents who filed lawsuits alleging their children were poisoned by high levels of lead present in the city’s water supply.

Her lawsuit was among 64 filed on behalf of 144 children, the Journal reported, which named six companies involved in monitoring and constructing Flint’s water system.

The case is slated to continue, with a representative to be appointed to represent Bell’s child.

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