TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Death Investigation at the Russell County Detention Center
Date of News Release: 12/17/2011
(Jamestown, Ky.) –- The Kentucky State Police is conducting a non-criminal investigation into the death of Peggy McWhorter (age 36) that occurred at the Russell County Detention Center at approximately 6:10 this morning. Mrs. McWhorter was located deceased in her cell by a Deputy Jailer while serving breakfast. At this point in the investigation there is no foul play suspected and an autopsy is scheduled. The investigation is on going by Det. Bradley Stotts.