Female inmate’s death being investigated at Clay County jail

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LIBERTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway following the death of a female inmate Monday at the Clay County Detention Center.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports a female inmate suffered a medical emergency at the jail just before 2:30 p.m. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office said the Clay County Investigative Squad, a group of investigators from surrounding law enforcement agencies, is investigating the incident.

The woman’s name has not been released at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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