Cause of death released 2 months after Clark County jail inmate found unresponsive in cell

Cause of death released 2 months after Clark County jail inmate found unresponsive in cell
Amanda Lewis was found unresponsive in her cell at the Clark County, Indiana Jail on the night of July 5, 2019. (Source: Clark County, Ind. Sheriff's Office)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) - Two months after a woman died in the Clark County Jail, her cause of death has been released.

Forty-two-year-old Amanda Lewis was found unresponsive in her jail cell on the evening of July 5, according to our partners at The News & Tribune.

She was rushed to Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, where she died a short time later.

Clark County Coroner Billy Scott said Lewis died from sepsis resulting from a staph infection over a matter of hours, and multiple pulmonary abscesses, with a history of intravenous drug use a contributing factor, the News & Tribune reported.

Lewis had been arrested several days earlier on charges of theft, trespassing and possession of a syringe and narcotics after police said she took $119 in merchandise from Walmart, according to the News & Tribune.

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