Christina Nance’s family is demanding an explanation after she was discovered dead inside a police van parked outside the Huntsville Police Department’s headquarters in Alabama, according to Newsweek.
According to local media, Nance’s body was found outside the Huntsville Public Safety Complex around 9.15 a.m. on Thursday. Authorities said an officer strolling to a police car discovered her body in an old, unused police van parked outside the building.
Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill performed an autopsy on Tuesday (Oct. 12), and said he found no signs of “foul play” or “trauma.” However, Christina’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, and a toxicology report has yet to be released, which police have stated could take several months.
Whitney Nance, the woman’s sister, said her family’s attempts to view the surveillance footage had been rebuffed. Christina’s family allegedly went to police headquarters after her body was found and requested to observe the videos, but were informed that the investigator in charge of the case was out of the office, Revolt reported.
According to Whitney, Christina has previously visited the police department headquarters to request assistance and has been picked up by relatives from the complex on a few instances. According to a department spokesperson, the van in which her body was discovered was last used to transport evidence in March. A GoFundMe campaign for Christina’s family can be found here.
NEWS ALERT: @AttorneyCrump has been retained by the family of Christina Nance, a 29-year-old Black woman who was found deceased in a police van at the Huntsville Police Department headquarters on Thursday, October 7. pic.twitter.com/yjYKXjnO09— Ben Crump Law, PLLC (@BenCrumpLaw) October 13, 2021