Autopsy Released on Marshall County Inmate’s Death

Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger has released the complete autopsy report on 35-year-old Georgia Onofre, an inmate who died in the Marshall County Jail in September.

After extensive testing and evaluation of tissue evidence collected in the case, Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Joseph A. Prahlow, determined that she died as a result of a heart condition. She died of complications from an enlarged heart, a condition Onofre probably wasn’t aware of. A review of Onofre’s medical records showed she had no heart issues and she didn’t note any medical problems when she was booked into the Marshall County Jail.

Marshall County Prosecutor David Holmes has exonerated Sheriff Tom Chamberlin and his staff of any wrongdoing regarding her death. In fact, Cleveanger noted in his Coroner’s report that she had the best chance of survival with the quick actions and the trained staff and equipment utilized in trying to resuscitate her.