CHARLOTTE, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A 31-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon after being found unconscious in her cell at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center infirmary, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities said the woman was in a cell in the detention center’s infirmary when she was found unconscious around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Medical staff administered CPR as a nurse called 911.

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Officials said firefighters and MEDIC arrived around 6:36 p.m. and continued CPR while hooking up an IV to the woman and administering an automatic external defibrillator.

The woman was pronounced dead around 7:05 p.m.

“Words cannot express the devastation of losing a resident so soon after the shooting involving one of our deputies and now the emotional trauma of staff,” said Sheriff Gary McFadden. “We are deeply saddened to announce this death.”

The sheriff’s office said the woman was transferred to the detention center on January 30, 2022 and has not made any phone calls or received any legal or professional visits since her arrival.

The reason she was in the infirmary was not disclosed due to HIPPA regulations.

Officials said they had tried several times to notify her relatives of her death, but were unsuccessful due to the limited contact details provided by the woman during her treatment.

His name is withheld until his family is successfully notified.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff‘s Office said the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating his death. The medical examiner is working to determine a cause of death.


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