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Death investigation underway in Rock Co. Jail

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Rock County Sheriff's detectives are investigating after an inmate is found dead in the county jail.

Police say early Saturday morning, a correctional officer was conducting a security check in the Jail Medical Unit when an inmate, identified as 45-year-old Sheri Parker of Janesville, was found unresponsive.  Paramedics and medical staff were brought in and tried to revive her, but were unsuccessful.  A death investigation is underway that will be reviewed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Parker's autopsy will be conducted Sunday morning.  At this point, investigators tell 13 News they believe her death is the result of a medical event.  No foul play is suspected and this does not appear to be a suicide.  Police would not release any additional information on what type of medical event Parker endured.

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