FDLE investigating after inmate found dead at Leon County Detention Facility

Published: Nov. 8, 2019 at 3:48 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

November 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office says the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been called to conduct an investigation after a female inmate was found dead in the Leon County Detention Facility Friday morning.

According to LCSO, deputies working in the Leon County Detention Facility located 37-year-old Amanda Mitchell unresponsive on the floor of her cell around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Deputies say life saving measures were attempted, but Mitchell was pronounced dead shortly after.

Officials say Mitchell was taken to the LCDF just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening on drug possession charges.

Authorities say she was in the cell alone and no foul play is suspected at this time.

FDLE Investigating Death at Detention Facility

Posted by Leon County Sheriff's Office on Friday, November 8, 2019