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.