Kentucky Teen Dies In Police Custody
Kentucky investigators are attempting to piece together the circumstances that led to the death of a 16-year-old girl while in police custody.
Gynnya McMillen was found unresponsive in the early hours of Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown’s Lincoln Valley Regional Juvenile Detention Center. A week after her death, officials have released few details about the case.
In an interview Monday, Hardin County Coroner William Lee, Jr. said that an initial autopsy conducted on Jan. 12 showed no outward signs, such as “visual bruising,” that could suggest a cause of death. Lee also said it was unlikely the teen had a heart condition.
The full results won’t be available for weeks until after pathology tests were done.
On Jan. 15, a woman believed to be McMillen’s sister created a Facebook page called “Justice for Gynnya McMillen,” and posted the following message to the page:
“My 16yr old sister died in custody of a detention center but they’re not giving out any info on how she was found and they’re saying (her) autopsy shows no cause of death.”
Read more at CBS News.