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Female inmate dies in Sullivan County

By Tarah Taylor
Published On: Nov 09 2012 10:59:49 AM CST

Sullivan County authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate.

Public information officer Leslie Earhart tells us they received a call just before 5 a.m. on Friday that the woman had stopped breathing. She tells us the staff immediately started CPR.

She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Shortly after, authorities say a second inmate was taken to the hospital with chest pains. They say she will return to jail upon her release.

Officials believe both may have potentially overdosed.

The body of the inmate that died was sent for an autopsy.