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DURHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS IN-CUSTODY DEATH

In compliance with standard protocol, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office notified the State Bureau of Investigation

Post Date:08/27/2018
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DURHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS IN-CUSTODY DEATH

Durham, N.C. – In compliance with standard protocol, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office notified the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of an in-custody death at the Durham County Detention Facility on Saturday, August 25th.  A member of the detention staff found Jean  Carolyn McGirt, 56 unresponsive and immediately performed life-saving measures. The detention staff and medical personnel performed CPR until EMS arrived. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate Ms. McGirt and she was pronounced dead at the detention facility.  McGirt’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.

In compliance with standard protocol, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation. The findings of that investigation will be submitted to the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Because of the expectation of privacy for the decedent, no further information is available at this time.

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