The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and the Marshall County Coronor’s Office are investigating the death of Marshall County Jail inmate, Georgia M. Onofre.
The 35-year-old woman was in a special observation area in the jail due to her past medical history and was under constant surveillance by jail staff. She became unresponsive around 4:00 a.m. ET yesterday morning and jail staff immediately started resuscitation efforts. Plymouth paramedics transported Onofre to the Emergency Department where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon which is standard operating procedure in this type of incident. Cleavenger said this incident appears to be medically related and the inmate did not take her own life. Onofre had been in the Marshall County Correctional facility since early September.