Boyfriend of dead teen found shot

April 23, 2009 2:35:04 PM PDT
The boyfriend of a teen who died falling from a car has been found shot to death. It may be a suicide.Spencer Bolick was the last person with 18-year-old Mayella Orduna before she fell, jumped, or was pushed from car in Garner. It happened along Aversboro Road on February 17.

Orduna died after spending nearly 20 hours at the hospital.

An investigative report released by the medical examiner says Orduna's blood alcohol level was .279 - more than three times the legal limit. A toxicology report showed no alcohol in her system, but it was done after she died.

Authorities have not made any arrests, and Bolick was never charged or named a suspect in her death. But investigators have said that the last people to see Orduna alive may have lied to avoid responsibility for her death.

Police warrants say that Orduna's friends made up a story to avoid getting in trouble. Officers say there was alcohol, drugs, and according to court documents "a physical altercation" between Orduna and another girl during a party at Bolick's apartment.

Police and friends say Orduna and Bolick left the party together.

"They just got in the car and left so that nothing else would happened," friend Joe Rankine told Eyewitness News in an interview last month. "She was having a dispute with another female there and he wanted her out of the situation so she wouldn't get hurt."

Records show it was that other female that Bolick was talking to on the phone when she reportedly jumped from the car.

"He said she jumped out of the vehicle, was pretty drunk and jumped out of the vehicle," Rankine said.

Police say Bolick didn't stop at the scene, but went back to his apartment. He told friends what happened, they returned to the scene, and one of the party-goers called 911.

Bolick was found dead inside a car at Lake Benson Park at 1:25 p.m. Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body has been taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.


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