In-Custody Death Investigation

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The Sarasota County Correctional Facility is investigating the May 15, 2023, death of an inmate.

At 6:26 a.m., Monday, May 15, Rachel Elizabeth Morgan, of Sarasota, was found unresponsive in her cell in the medical wing of the facility by corrections deputies. Life-saving efforts were initiated by both corrections deputies and medical personnel; however, despite attempts to resuscitate, Morgan was pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m.

The decedent had been arrested for possession of a controlled substance. No signs of trauma were evident, and there was no known use of force against the decedent. This is an ongoing investigation.