Female inmate dies at St. Louis Justice Center

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death of a 28-year-old female inmate at the City Justice Center.

Alexis McGovern, 28, of High Ridge, MO, experienced what’s being called a “medical emergency.” She had been confined to the Medical Infirmary and was found lifeless in her bed. A police investigation revealed that she suffered from medical issues and had recently had surgery. There were no signs of trauma.

Jail staff performed CPR until she could be transported to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The investigation continues. Police are awaiting the Medical Examiner’s ruling of an official cause of death.