Terrell Co. inmate dies, investigation underway

Terrell Co. inmate dies, investigation underway
(Source: WALB)

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - An investigation is underway following the death of a Terrell County jail inmate over the weekend.

32-year-old Santana Denise Johnson passed away Saturday, although details of her death are limited at this time.

The GBI said it received a call around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday from the Terrell County Sheriff's Office to investigate an in-custody death.

It is not clear if Johnson died at jail, or in the hospital.

According to Johnson's mother, she had been in the jail just over a week and passed away at an area hospital after being transported from the jail.

An autopsy is being conducted at the GBI Crime Lab in Macon. Autopsy results are pending.

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