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HCSO Investigating In-Custody Death


Hamilton County, TN - On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 2:00 pm, Hamilton County EMS was called to the Silverdale Detention Center in response to a medical emergency involving an unresponsive female inmate (age 53). The inmate was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified.

At the request of the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office, the HCSO Investigative Services has been directed to conduct a death investigation. The body of the inmate has been transported to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office for the cause and manner of death to be determined.

This is an ongoing investigation and there is no other information available at this time.

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