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Family accuses local coroner of allowing organ donation at the expense of finding out why a teenager died

Jennifer Stewart doesn’t know how and why her daughter died because before a full and complete autopsy was done, the teenager’s heart and other organs and tissue were removed for donation.

By: Alan Cohn, WOIO

Today, Vanessa Webb’s beauty is etched into stone.

Her headstone at Cemetery Ridge Memorial Park is in Amherst.

More than four years after the blonde, outgoing, 17 year old died in her bedroom, inside her family’s Amherst home.

Her mother Jennifer still doesn’t have the answer to the most basic question.

“It’s a struggle, I still feel I need to know why,” said Jennifer Stewart.

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