Five days after 17-year-old Alina Fitzpatrick went missing the medical examiner transported the decomposing body to the morgue. A man and his mother stumbled upon the teenager's naked body on their property near N.E. 50th and Anderson Road on November 10, 2011.
At the scene, police could not reveal much information. Investigators said they would wait for the medical examiner to determine how Alina died. After two months of working on the autopsy it turns out that question may never be answered.
The Medical Examiner says investigators are not able to determine the cause and manner of death. However, the autopsy report indicates there are suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. Now, an autopsy report shows the medical examiner found meth in Alina's blood but not enough to rule it an accidental death from an overdose. Instead, the autopsy shows Alina had blunt force head injuries, cuts on her eyelid and remnants of what could be a gag or something shoved in her mouth described as a "wet paper or cotton like material in the throat."
Oklahoma City Police say they are aware of the medical examiner's findings and welcome any tips or information in this case.
The "Alina Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund" has been set up c/o the Stillwater National Bank (SNB) of Oklahoma City at "The Waterford"; Attention: Financial Services, 6301 Waterford Blvd, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.
The Fitzpatrick family released this statement:
Alina was a magical child bringing kindness, caring and love to all who knew her. She was the centerpiece of a loving family that is deeply diminished by her untimely death - her life inexplicably snuffed out. We wish to thank the community for your prayers and for your caring.