Black Woman Found Dead Inside a Police Van in Alabama, Family Still Has Questions Refuses to Accept Autopsy Results

Christina Nance was found last week in an unused police van in a Huntsville, Ala. police parking lot. Her family say they aren’t accepting a recent autopsy report that said there was no foul play in her death. The family plans to have a private autopsy performed on Nace, according to Fox 54. As of now, its not clear how Nance, got inside the van or when. A cause of  the 29-year-olds death is pending and will include a toxicology analysis by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences  According to Newsweek, the family reported her missing two weeks ago..

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p class=”sc-77igqf-0 bOfvBY”>Nance’s sister, Whitney Nance, told WAFF that something isn’t adding up about the case “We do not believe that our sister would just randomly walk to a van and climb in it. First of all, why wasn’t the van locked on police property?” she said.

According to the Huntsville Police Department, the police bought the May 1995 to transport inmates. The vehicle was later repurposed in the early 2000s when the Madison County Sheriff’s Office took over all detention services. The last time it was used was in March to move evidence approved for disposal from cleared cases. The family has since hired lawyer Ben Crump, who is now working to find out the truth of what happened to Nance.

“We will get to the truth of what happened to Christina Nance, the young Black woman found dead in the police van in front of the Huntsville Police Department,” Crump said. “We lift up Christina’s family with prayer as they mourn this devastating loss.”

Nance family is hopeful they will get the answers they need.

“Her spirit will not rest, and her spirit in our hearts and minds and souls will not rest as well until we have some kind of understanding,” said Frank Matthews, Nance’s cousin.

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