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Family says report shows Worth girl was drug free

  • Written by Bob Rakow

There were no drugs in Brittany Wawrzyniak’s system the night that she was killed, members of her family said Tuesday.

 

Family members said that on Monday, Worth police gave them a toxicology report on Wawrzyniak’s Nov. 8 death and that she was drug-free.

 

“Not one ounce. This is very big,” said Earl Lane, Wawrzyniak’s step-grandfather.

 

“It’s kind of nice to know it is black and white,” said Wawrzyniak’s mother, Rebecca Tully. “There’s a lot of people out there that don’t know. We’ve been saying all along that it [having drugs in her system] wasn’t the case.”

 

The family has not seen the rest of the autopsy report, Tully said. She does not know why it took more than three month for the information to become available.

 

News of the toxicology report was posted Tuesday afternoon on the RIP Brittany Wawrzyniak Facebook page.

 

Tully said the toxicology report substantiates her belief that her daughter did not take drugs.

 

“Finally the toxicology report has come back and there were no drugs in Brittany’s system, further securing the fact that she was there helping to arrange the meeting for the two girls,” the post said.

 

Wawrzyniak’s family believes the 18-year-old faked a drug buy at the Worth boat launch to arrange a fight between a friend and another girl.

 

Wawrzyniak died after she was ejected from the backseat of an alleged drug dealer’s car.

 

Cook County prosecutors allege that Wawrzyniak met Eric Steven Johnson at the boat launch near 115th Street and Beloit Avenue. She got into the backseat of his car and handed him $200 in exchange for 30 pills of Clonazepam.

 

Wawrzyniak began counting the pills while still in the backseat as Johnson drove away. She opened the door of the moving car, was ejected and struck the pavement, prosecutors said. She was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn less than one hour later.

 

Wawrzyniak’s family wholeheartedly rejects the scenario, and believes there’s more to the story of Brittany’s death. Police have not commented further on the ongoing investigation.

 

Tully said the family’s next move is to meet with the Cook County State’s Attorney and learn more about the future of the case against Johnson.