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HCSO Investigating In-Custody Death


Hamilton County, TN - On Monday, August 30, 2021, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office inmate Morghan Jean Elmore (Age 30), died from apparent complications from COVID-19 at a local hospital.

Elmore was arrested on August 13, 2021 by Chattanooga Police Department personnel. She was transported to a local hospital on August 21, 2021.

Because this is considered an in-custody death, the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office has requested the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conduct an investigation.

Due to HIPAA restrictions, no further information is available at this time.

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