BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) - Williamson County Medical Examiners office has released the cause of death of a 16-year-old found in a field behind a home on Old Smyrna Road back in October.

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According to officials, Lucas Michael Davis died from accidental acute ethanol toxicity or alcohol poisoning.

Investigators said Davis was found after an overnight bonfire in a field around 7 a.m. EMS and Brentwood Police Department responded to the scene trying to resuscitate Davis to no avail. A brief body examination was performed and the scene was documented. An autopsy and toxicology report was ordered.

Davis was a junior at Brentwood High School and played football.

ORIGINAL STORY from October 7, 2018

BRENTWOOD, TN (WSMV) - Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in Brentwood on Sunday morning. 


According to officials with the Brentwood Police Department, the 16-year-old boy was found in a field behind a residence on the 9000 block of Old Smyrna Road. The incident was reported to police just after 7 a.m. 

Williamson Co. Schools identified the teen, Lucas Davis, in a statement on Sunday night:

"Our thoughts are with the Davis family during this difficult time. Lucas always had a smile on his face, and his laugh was infectious. He brought light to any room that he entered. Lucas was an excellent student and a talented athlete. He was loved by the Brentwood High student body and staff, and he will be missed by us all. We will have additional counselors at school Monday for students and staff."

Lucas was a junior at Brentwood High School and played football.

Police said there is an open investigation into the teen's death, but no criminal charges have been filed in relation to the incident at this time.

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