Indiana State Police investigating inmate death in Whitley County

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The Indiana State Police have been called in to investigate the death of an inmate at the Whitley County Jail.

Police say they were contacted on August 29th by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, after a female inmate, 32-year old Tia Lynn Meyers of Fort Wayne, was found unresponsive in a holding cell. Meyers was found around 7:00 AM that morning. Jail and medical staff began life-saving efforts until the arrival of EMTs, but efforts were unsuccessful and Meyers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meyers was incarcerated in the Whitley County jail since August 26th, and had been held in an isolated cell since her intake. An autopsy and toxicology report is pending, and the investigation is ongoing.