Chesapeake inmate found hanging in cell

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-26 17:54:15-04

The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office says an inmate was found hanging in her cell from a bed sheet on Tuesday afternoon.

Whitney Lynn Edwards was found at 3:34 p.m. Staff immediately began CPR until paramedics arrived on scene.

Edwards was pronounced dead at the Correctional Center at 3:49 p.m.

The Chesapeake Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation.