Inmate Death Investigation at St. Joseph County Jail

UPDATE: State Police identified the woman as 51-year-old Erica Williams of South Bend. Autopsy results are pending but police do not suspect foul play. 


SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the St. Joseph County jail.

Police were contacted at 5:41 p.m. on Sunday night, Sept. 3, after jail staff discovered a female inmate suffering from a suspected medical emergency. 

The staff performed life-saving efforts until emergency medical technicians took over, but despite their efforts, the inmate passed away. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5. 

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