Hamilton County investigate inmate death

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hamilton County authorities are investigating an inmate death at Silverdale Detention Center, now known as CoreCivic.

County officials say 45-year-old Dana Palmer was taken to a local hospital yesterday, February 22, where she was pronounced dead. Palmer is from the Saint Elmo area.

She was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Valentine’s Day on a public intoxication charge, and was tranferred to the detention center two days later.

The investigation is on-going at this time, therefore; there will be no further details released from the sheriff’s office until the conclusion of the investigation.

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