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DECATUR — Macon County Coroner Michael Day said there were no signs of traumatic injury or violence found in the autopsy of a 21-year-old woman who died in Macon County Jail.

Illinois State Police are conducting what authorities described as a routine investigation into the death of Daylynn E. Kee of Springfield. She was pronounced dead at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Day said in a statement.

Her cause of death remains undetermined pending completion of toxicology and histology testing, and the completion of the investigation, he said. 

Lt. Jamie Belcher said in a statement that correctional officers found Kee unresponsive in a housing area of the jail at 6:25 p.m. Thursday. Officers and on-site medical professionals began what he described as "life-saving efforts" and she was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where other efforts were undertaken. Belcher said the sheriff’s office turned over the matter to the state police for investigation, as with any death that occurs in custody, and would have no other comment.

The autopsy was performed Friday in McLean County, Day said.

“There was absolutely no indication of traumatic injury and no overt signs of violence,” he said, adding that completion of the testing and investigation would take up to several weeks.

An inquest is pending.

Jail records show Kee had been booked on Oct. 7. 

A spokesperson for the Illinois State Police said no further information was available Friday.


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