ISP investigating death of inmate at Jefferson County Jail

jail bars (Source: Pexels/Ron Lach)
jail bars (Source: Pexels/Ron Lach)

MT. VERNON, Ill. (KBSI) – The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office requested ISP to investigate.

Jefferson County Correctional Officers found 31-year-old Cady Moore of Mt. Vernon unresponsive in her jail cell during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 15, according to Illinois State Police.

Jail personnel activated EMS and performed CPR.

Moore was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is pending. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

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