Inmate found dead at Marion County Jail, investigation underway

Death investigation underway at Marion Co. Jail
Death investigation underway at Marion Co. Jail
Posted at 11:07 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 13:04:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS – An inmate was found dead at the Marion County Jail Monday evening.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police homicide detectives began a death investigation around 9 p.m. after a female inmate was found unresponsive in her cell.

The inmate was later identified as Miranda Peoples, 35. She had been held since June 17 on charges of possession of a narcotic, possession of cocaine and unlawful possession of a syringe. 

Peoples was pronounced dead around 9:30 p.m., according to police. She died of an apparent suicide, Marion County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Katie Carlson said. No foul play is suspected.

Homicide detectives and Indianapolis police crime lab crews were called on scene.

Peoples is the second inmate in the past week to die at the Marion County Jail.

On Thursday, 37-year-old Larry E. Chambers was pronounced dead after having an apparent seizure in his cell.

Another inmate, 38-year-old Orville Mitchell, died at the jail in April.

Police said foul play wasn't suspected in either death.

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