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Police investigate death of female inmate in Shiawassee County Jail

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 12:04:01-05

An investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead in the Shiawassee County Jail Tuesday morning.

Police say 32-year-old Sarah Yerian was found unresponsive in her bunk just before 9AM.

Immediate efforts to revive her were performed by jail personnel. Corunna Area Ambulance responded to the jail a short time later, but all efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Yerian had been in the jail since last December after being convicted of resisting and obstructing an officer.

Investigators are now awaiting autopsy results.