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Teenage inmate found dead in juvenile detention center

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A 16-year-old female inmate was been found dead inside her cell Monday at an Elizabethtown juvenile detention center.

The News-Enterprise reports officials discovered the girl unresponsive in her cell on Jan. 11 at Lincoln Village Youth Development and Regional Juvenile Detention Center. She was pronounced dead at the center.

Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory says officials are investigating the death and an autopsy was planned Monday. He says foul play is not suspected. 

On Tuesday Lisa Lamb, the Director of Communications for the Ky. Department of Corrections, released the following statement:

The investigation into the tragic death of a female youth at the Lincoln Village Regional Detention Center is ongoing.  Kentucky State Police Post 4 is in charge of the investigation.

The Department of Juvenile Justice is also investigating. The last in-custody death of a juvenile at a DJJ facility was in 1999.

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