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Nurse at Lincoln Village detention center to 911: 'We have a patient here who is unresponsive'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gynnya McMillen was found dead Jan. 11 inside a room at the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown and newly released 911 calls reveal a little more about what happened that day.

A sheriff's deputy came to take her to court on a domestic violence charge and that's when they discovered she was dead.

Officials say surveillance video from the teen's 24-hour stay shows employees entered her room three times that morning. When she didn't respond, they left without interacting with her.

The Hardin County coroner's office estimates McMillen had been dead for about three hours when she was found.

IN: 911 Operator: "this is 911 center, you need an ambulance?"
Lincoln Village: "Yes we do"
911 Operator: "What's going on?"
Lincoln Village: "Non responsive female."
911 Operator: "Is she still breathing?"
Lincoln Village: "No. Nurse you want to talk to 911? Hold on."
Lincoln Village: "This is ...... at Lincoln Village. We have a patient here who is unresponsive, she is cold and she's stiff and there is no respiration and no vital signs."
911 Operator: "Is CPR in progress?" 
Lincoln Village: "No it's not."
911 Operator: "Are you going to attempt CPR?"
Lincoln Village: "Yes."
911 Operator: "Do you have an age on the patient?"
Lincoln Village: "They want us to start CPR."

We know a martial arts hold was used on her the day before after she refused to remove her sweatshirt for a pat down and booking photo.

A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice says the technique was used to "ensure the safety of the youth and staff." Toxicology reports are expected back in the next few weeks.

Kentucky State Police say they could provide some answers in her death.

You can listen to the full 911 call here.

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