Police: 'No reason' to suspect foul play in drowning of bride-to-be

Darian Towns (Source: Facebook)
Darian Towns (Source: Facebook)

BARTLETT, TN (WMC) - After reviewing evidence, investigators said there is no reason to believe that there was any foul play in the death of a 23-year-old bride-to-be.

Darian Towns drowned on July 4 during a house party. The same night someone stole her car.

Bartlett Police Department said it has arrested Isiah Stenson for stealing Towns' car. However, investigators said the car theft and Towns' death were in no way connected.

The Medical Examiner's office is still awaiting the toxicology report to help better determine how a healthy young woman drowned in a pool during a party. The toxicology report will be available in eight weeks.

Towns' mother said she wants answers now.

"She said she was going to get some work done on her car, and then she was going to a party. I told her to keep in touch," Donell Towns said. "I said, 'OK, talk to you tomorrow.' And I never did--Tomorrow never got to come for us, never. "

Darian was just four weeks from becoming a wife.

"I am picking up her wedding dress on this Friday and their wedding rings, and now I'm planning a funeral...to go from what should've been one of the happiest days of her life to planning my baby's funeral, it's devastating," Donell Towns said.

Officers said there were a lot of people at the party and they will conduct more interviews.

There are several GoFundMe accounts set up using Darian's name and story. However, Donell Towns said this is the legitimate GoFundMe account for the family, if you are interested in donating to help the family through this difficult time.

Darian's visitation is scheduled for July 12 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Her funeral will be in New Orleans on Saturday.

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