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Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:20 am

Authorities: Miami County jail inmate died of natural causes

Associated Press


TROY, Ohio – The death of a county jail inmate found unresponsive in her cell this week was due to natural causes, authorities have determined.

Crystal Hutton, 37, of Piqua, was found around 9:30 p.,m. Monday by Miami County Jail staffers who were doing routine checks, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

An autopsy found Hutton died from natural causes, though a specific cause of death will not be known until toxicology testing is completed. However, authorities said her death was not related to the coronavirus,

Hutton had been held in a single cell since she was booked into the jail in Troy on March 4, but further details about why she was in custody have not been disclosed.

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