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A 43-year-old Prisoner’s Autopsy Reveals the Cause of Death, in Toledo, Ohio

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Lucas County Courthouse, Toledo, Ohio (Photo: Labeled for reuse)

On Thanksgiving Day 2017, 43-year-old Lisa McCray was visiting her mother in Ohio and went with her mom and a friend to a casino. While there, McCray was arrested, along with her friend, for alleged disorderly conduct intoxication and booked into in Toledo’s Lucas County Jail. According to Internal Affairs Captain Richard Grove, McCray was moved into a holding cell after being booked and went through required screening. She reportedly showed no red flags for being possibly suicidal. He said the reason she was placed in the holding cell was because she was being disruptive. There is a working phone in the holding cell, and Grove said McCray used the phone cord to attempt suicide. This reportedly occurred within about 90 seconds of speaking with a corrections officer. At 4 a.m. on Friday, November 24, she was discovered unresponsive. McCray was transported to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, where she died within a 24-hour period.

The incident is being investigated. In the meantime, the autopsy has been completed. According to the coroner’s office, McCray’s death was self-inflicted with a phone cord. A suicide ruling or any other means of death weren’t specified because the investigation and toxicology results are pending.

In Texas, as in jails across the nation, there are procedures designed to prevent custodial deaths, including jail suicides. Prisoners are placed on stricter watch when there are indications that they may try to harm themselves.

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