She was a prostitute, whose death was the result of a heroin overdose.
Evidence supported that she may have been the victim of involuntary manslaughter due to one other person being present at the scene.
It was later revealed to Debra Morgan that Thomas Matthews was present during her death, and attempted to perform CPR to revive her. However, he cracked her ribs, causing more blood to flow out. When he realized that she had died, he stopped, and left the premises.