Child's death in Great Falls was not criminal

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Lawrence “Wubby” Mathew Lee Brasda
November 7, 2013 - January 3, 2022
Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki
Posted at 1:58 PM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 13:50:05-05

GREAT FALLS — The death of 8-year old Lawrence "Wubby" Mathew Lee Brasda in Great Falls was not criminal.

Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki said on Monday that there will be no criminal charges filed in connection with Brasda's death.

Police found Brasda dead at a residence after receiving a call about an unresponsive child on January 3, 2022.

An autopsy was performed at the Montana State Crime Lab. Racki said the child's death was due to medical issues.

No other details have been released.

The obituary for Brasda states:

Lawrence “Wubby” Mathew Lee Brasda was born on November 7, 2013, in Great Falls, MT. His favorite color was blue, and his favorite animal was land and aquatic turtles. Wubby was a very bright student, he enjoyed his school and classes, most notably art. Wubby is dearly missed by his family, and also his close friends, schoolmates, teachers, and school staff at Whittier Elementary School.

A GoFundMe was created to help the family; click here if you would like to help.

(JANUARY 3, 2022) Authorities are investigating an unattended death on the 600 block of 13th Street South in Great Falls.

The GFPD said in a news release on Monday evening that there is no threat to the public.

No other details have been released at this point, including the suspected cause of death or the identity, age, or gender of the person who died.

An "unattended death" means that someone was found dead, and there were no witnesses to the death. Although some cases do involve criminal activity, most do not, and that is why the Cascade County Sheriff's Office has to investigate - to determine if there was anything criminal involved in the death. Non-criminal deaths can be due to several factors, such as an accidental overdose of medicine, medical conditions (heart attack, etc), and suicide.