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Woman inmate dies at Okeechobee County Jail

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 11:14:16-04

Authorities say they are investigating a death at the Okeechobee County Jail.

Deputies found an unresponsive woman inmate Wednesday morning, according to the sheriff's office.

She was identified as 41-year-old Michelle Lee Jones who was being detained for a violation of probation.

The sheriff's office said detention deputies performed CPR until fire rescue arrived.

Jones was taken to Raulerson Hospital where she later died, a sheriff's office spokesperson said.

The St. Lucie County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the exact cause of death, the sheriff's office said.