Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Montgomery County Inmate Death Investigation
Date of News Release: 03/25/2013
(MOREHEAD, KY) -- On Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:47 a.m., Kentucky State Police in Morehead received a report of a deceased male inmate at the Montgomery County Regional Jail in Mt. Sterling. Montgomery County Jailer Eric Jones reported that inmate Ronald C. Gaunce was found unresponsive in the shower at 3:09 a.m. by a Deputy Jailer. Mr. Gaunce was transported to Saint Joseph's Hospital in Mt. Sterling where he was pronounced deceased by Dr. Ronald Hamilton. An autopsy is pending at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort and no foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation by Detective David Zimmerman.