McHenry was said to have had drugs on her, possibly cocaine.
Jennifer McHenry was reportedly "crying and fell to the ground" after hearing that her daughter had passed away.
The dailymail reported McHenry being determined being 20 weeks pregnant- nevertheless it remained unclear whether the reality persona was aware she was expecting.
The publication stated she was discovered dead on a pavement at around 5am in the Bronx area of NY last night.
Police say she was by herself when they found her. Investigators are waiting on the city medical examiner's report to determine an official cause of death.
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A source tells Radar the 26-year-old was found wearing a pajama top and no trousers, sprawled out on a sidewalk, and was allegedly found with a "small ziplock bag containing cocaine". She tagged herself at The Frederick Hotel, SoHo Grand Hotel and Dream Downtown.
McHenry starred in the 2016 E! "I love you ❤️ #leoseason #teamthis".
McHenry previously produced and appeared on her close friend EJ Johnson's reality show, and worked as an associate producer and host for Complex Networks.
Before her stint on television, McHenry was a Ron Brown scholar at Stanford University and worked on Barack Obama's presidential campaign when she was just 15 years old.
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