Chesterfield woman dies in jail

Posted at 4:34 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 08:27:00-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A Chesterfield woman is dead after being found unresponsive inside her cell at Riverside Regional Jail Thursday afternoon.

Raven Marie Darr-Morse, 47, was discovered by jail staff inside her cell in Medical Housing, only 24 hours after entering the facility.

A Riverside Regional Jail spokeswoman says staff initiated a medical emergency and started CPR. Prince George EMS responded to the jail and continued CPR. She died at the scene.

Raven Marie Darr-Morse PHOTO: Riverside Regional Jail

Raven Marie Darr-Morse PHOTO: Riverside Regional Jail

Prince George Police also responded to the scene and are investigating the death. Riverside Regional Jail has initiated an internal investigation into the death as required by policy.

Investigators say Darr-Morse’s cause of death is unknown at this time, but it appears to be of natural causes.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.

Darr-Morse arrived at the facility on September 14 at 12:09 p.m. She was committed by Chesterfield Circuit Court after violating her felony probation. She received probation after being convicted on multiple drug charges earlier this year.

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