ST. CHARLES (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.
A preliminary report says 52-year-old Terry A. Hart of South Elgin died of asphyxiation by hanging. However, detectives from the Kane County Sheriff's Office say that the investigation is ongoing.
She had been in custody at the jail since July 31.
She was found unresponsive in her cell on Friday by an officer making a routine check. She was pronounced dead later in the day at an area hospital.
Kane County court records show Hart had been convicted of aggravated battery in August and was still in custody at the county jail as she awaited sentencing. That's according to the (Geneva) Kane County Chronicle (http://bit.ly/16y0PiW).