DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2021
SUBJECT: Inmate Dies at Vanderburgh County Jail
RELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-0903
CONTACT: Major Chad Ferguson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at approximately 04:20 am, an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Jail was found unresponsive. The confinement officer assigned to the housing unit discovered the inmate while doing cell routine cell checks. Other confinement officers and jail medical staff responded and began CPR. Medics from the Evansville Fire Department and AMR arrived to assist. At 04:51 am medics ceased resuscitation efforts upon orders from a physician.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the jail. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section is investigating the death, although no foul play is suspected.
The Coroner’s Office will schedule an autopsy and provide further updates regarding the cause of death.