Prisoner dies in JDC jail

Published 10:09 am Friday, September 11, 2015


The Prentiss Headlight / Tresa Taylor

The Prentiss Headlight / Tresa Taylor

Thursday morning an inmate noticed 39-year-old Tresa Taylor, of Prentiss, unresponsive in her jail cell.

Authorities called the ambulance for assistance.  According to Deputy Coroner Kathy Stephens, Taylor died sometime between 8:30 a.m., when authorities last spoke with her, and 11:30 a.m.

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The coroner’s report states the cause of death is natural due to a massive pulmonary embolus.

Taylor was arrested August 19 for domestic violence.

MBI is further investigating the incident.