TBI wraps up their investigation.
PWInsider has confirmed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has concluded their investigation into the death of former WWE star Brian Lawler (known as Brian Christopher in WWE). Brian passed away in July 2018 while incarcerated following an arrest for DUI. His death was initially ruled as a suicide.
"Our investigation has concluded and all findings have been turned over to District Attorney General Mark Davidson. I will have to refer any questions to his office," TBI's Keli McAlister told PWInsider.
Christopher's father, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, has been adamant that the death of his son was not a suicide. Jerry has said that he spoke with Brian the morning before Brian passed away and he seemed fine. A few hours after Jerry spoke to Brian, Jerry's partner Lauryn received a call from the jail and was told that Brian was involved in a fight but it was not serious. The King added that witnesses said Brian was bleeding from the head but was not given the medical attention that he asked for. A few hours later the call came in that Brian hung himself.
Another portion of this case that makes Jerry question how his son died was that the Sheriff told Lauryn that Brian used shoestrings to hang himself, but in the photos taken of Brian in the hospital, the photos showed marks on the side of Brian's neck but not on the front.
There is no word if or when the findings of the investigation will be made public.