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Woman inmate found dead at Platte County Detention Center, jail officials say

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 08, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a woman in custody at the Platte County Detention Center was found dead last week, officials at the jail said.

On Thursday, Feb. 1, staff members at the jail responded to a housing unit to tend to a non-responsive inmate about 3:50 p.m.

Despite attempting lifesaving measures, the woman, identified as 55-year-old Lisa Michele Ellington, staff members ruled she was dead.

The investigation into Ellington's death is ongoing.