Portsmouth inmate found dead in jail cell

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 22:48:52-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - According to police, a female inmate died at the Portsmouth City Jail on Thursday.  Officials say the female, who has not yet been identified, was found unresponsive inside the jail just after 1:30 pm.

Medics arrived, and tried to revive the inmate, but she was eventually pronounced dead.

Detectives with the police department tell News 3 the inmate's death is currently under investigation, but were not able to say whether or not it appears to be suspicious.

Stay with News 3 for more updates as they are made available.