Preston Lord's cause of death ruled a homicide by medical examiner

Preston Lord's cause of death has been ruled a homicide by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.

Lord, 16, was found beaten in the roadway near 194th Street and Via Del Rancho Road on Oct. 28. He died at the hospital two days later.

No arrests have been made in Lord's death, but the Queen Creek Police Department submitted charges against seven people to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

Preston Lord (file)

The names of the seven individuals were not released.

Hours after the announcement, officials with QCPD announced on their Facebook page that they are looking for help in "identifying a potential witness to another incident that occurred on Oct. 28, 2023 near the scene of the homicide."

"This vehicle is believed to have been parked on 194th St., north of Via Del Oro," the post reads.

Police encourage anyone with information to submit tips at

Map of where the assault happened