Detainee who died in City Justice Center identified - KMOV.com

Detainee who died in City Justice Center identified

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(KMOV.com) – A 28-year-old woman who was being detained at the St. Louis City Justice Center has died while behind bars.

It is unclear how 28-year-old Alexis McGovern died, but her family had posted bond right before she died. Jail officials say there are no signs of foul play. Investigators say before her scheduled release, she experienced a medical emergency.

Jail medical staff performed CPR and McGovern was transported to a local hospital for treatment. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The cause of death is under investigation. 

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