Medical Examiner investigates inmate death at Silverdale Detention Center

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – An inmate died Wednesday night at the Silverdale Detention Center.

Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office identify the inmate as 45-year-old Dana Shunice Palmer, of St. Elmo.

Hamilton County officials say the victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead there.

The Sheriff’s Office has turned the investigation over to District Attorney Neal Pinkston.

The County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

County officials are not able to release the identity of the deceased yet, pending notification of the family.

Categories: Hamilton County, Local News

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