The family of the 26-year-old woman who was found dead on a Bronx sidewalk on Tuesday is in mourning. Lyric McHenry, a producer who also appeared in an E! reality show, had been celebrating her birthday on Monday night in Manhattan; videos shared on Instagram featured McHenry, her sister, and friends at downtown bars that night.

A passer-by saw the young woman's body on the sidewalk near Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place in the Bronx around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police. McHenry was brought to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. A friend of the family said that police had told them her body may have been dumped on the sidewalk.

The Medical Examiner's office will determine the cause of death. Multiple reports have stated that she was 20 weeks pregnant.

Ardis Irvine, a neighbor of McHenry's mother, told the Daily Mail, "She didn't die at the place they found her. She didn't live in the Bronx, though she lived in New York... She was partying for her birthday. She was found in a pajama top, no pants and a little pouch with some cocaine in it. Her knees were all scraped up, so either she was dumped there or she crawled trying to get out of that area and then she passed out."

Another friend said that McHenry's mother, Jennifer McHenry, was hospitalized when she heard about her daughter's death. "The mom was in shock when she heard the news. She could not handle it. She collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. She was released late last night. She’s home and she’s resting, but she’s not talking," family friend Edna Sims said.

The family also released a statement to People magazine:

The McHenry Family deeply appreciates the many communications of support from Lyric’s many friends upon learning of her untimely death at approximately 6:00 AM the morning of August 14th, 2018. Despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Lyric’s death has yet to be determined.”

“In contrast, what is factual and known is that Lyric who just turned 26 last week on August 6, was a brilliant, creative and lovely young woman who shared a deep passion for writing, film and a long-standing commitment to social justice. She was a Christian who grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Center for Early Education and graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles.”

“Lyric graduated from Stanford University in 2014 where she studied in Paris, France for a year and spoke fluent French. She began her career in the entertainment industry as an intern on The Real Hollywood Husbands TV show. Thereafter, she worked at United Talent Agency (UTA) and found her true passion, internet content and went on to work at Refinery 29 and Complex.”

“Lyric worked on numerous social justice issues throughout her high school years including volunteering for the Obama Campaign in 2007-2008 at age 15 and again in 2012, both times working on the LA fundraising staff and organizing various campaign events. Lyric produced and raised funds via crowd funding for her first film which won several film festival awards, and was a Producer and member of the cast of E! show EJNYC.”

“Currently, Lyric was working on packaging and development of several well-regarded film and TV projects. She was also interviewing for several West Coast Media jobs having returned to LA in February from working in NYC for several years and preparing her applications for a business school MBA Program.”

“Lyric’s warmth, compassion and energy will be missed by many and the family would appreciate that all speculation surrounding the circumstances of death cease until the real facts are determined during the current investigation by the NYPD and the City of New York,” concludes the statement. “Lyric is the daughter of Producer and Director Doug McHenry, an award-winning filmmaker known for New Jack City, The Brothers, Jason’s Lyric and approximately 20 other films. He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Her mother Jennifer, a stylist to the stars including Oprah Winfrey as one of her clients. She is also survived by her sister, Maya McHenry.”

Sims, the family friend, said to the Post, "What was she doing in the Bronx? It just sounds fishy. We’re waiting for all the details to come out.... This was a birthday celebration definitely gone wrong."