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UPDATE: Final Autopsy Results Back on Inmate Death

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/19/13
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff's Office says results have come back from an independent investigation surrounding the death of an inmate.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says Steven Conley, of Kitts Hill, died on December 15.

According to a press release, an autopsy from the Franklin County Coroner's Office states, "Steven Conley, a 23-year-old male, died from Acute myocardial infarct due to infective endocarditis, due to intravenous drug use."

Investigators say Conley complained of being sick and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.



UPDATE 12/26/12 @ 2:10 p.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Preliminary autopsy results are back on an inmate who died at Lawrence County Jail earlier this month.

Steven Conley, 23, of Kitts Hill died at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton on December 15.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says EMS was called to the jail after Conley complained of being sick.

The Lawrence County Coroner’s Office says the preliminary cause of death appears to be an infection to a heart valve. The report also indicates Conley had not ingested any caustic substances. Toxicology reports are still pending.

The Sheriff’s office has asked the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association to conduct an independent investigation of the death.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/17/12
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation into the death of inmate at the Lawrence County Jail continues.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says the incident happened early Saturday morning when Steven Conley, 23, of Kitts Hill, complained of being sick.

Sheriff Lawless says EMS was called to the jail and Conley was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton where he later died.

The Sheriff says he does not suspect foul play. He says preliminary autopsy results should be back in a couple of days.

The Sheriff’s office has asked the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association to conduct an independent investigation of the death.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family,” said Lawless.


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