Inmate death in Jefferson County

From Indiana State Police, Stephen Wheeles

ISP-Versailles Detectives Investigating Inmate Death
Early morning, March 15, 2024, Detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post responded to the Jefferson County Jail in Madison, Indiana to investigate the death of an inmate at the request of the Jefferson County Sheriff. The initial investigation indicates that the Hanover (Indiana) Police Department booked Misty Williams, 44, Hanover, into the Jefferson County Jail shortly before 9:00 pm yesterday evening on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. At approximately 6:00 am Friday morning, Williams was found unresponsive in the jail.  Jail staff attempted to provide life saving medical care to Williams.  EMS soon arrived to provide further treatment, however, she was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.A forensic autopsy is scheduled to be performed in Hamilton County, Ohio to determine the cause of death.  At this time, no foul play is suspected.The Indiana State Police has been assisted in this investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.                                       

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