COLUMBUS, Ind. – Following the demise of a 42-year-old female inmate last weekend at the Bartholomew County Jail, the Indiana State Police has launched a full-scale investigation.
Referring to the prior reports of investigation, the public information officer for the State Police Versailles Post, Sgt. Stephen said that the attention of a jail staff in Columbus was called to a cell after its occupant, Angel L. Blair required immediate medical attention.
When the jail staff came by the cell and spoke to Blair, she collapsed and lost consciousness, Wheeles reported.
Instantly, the jail staff gave her medical treatment and requested an ambulance from Columbus Regional Hospital. Every efforts to restore Blair to consciousness were futile. The Bartholomew County Coroner’s office pronounced her dead, Wheeles Said.
The staff called State Troopers to the Jail at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Wheeles said.