A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski about the death of McHenry County Jail inmate anr Spring Grove resident Jody Fortino, aged 48, after being taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry.
The Coroner reports “no evidence of foul play or trauma was found.”
The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team issued the following press release:
McHENRY COUNTY MAJOR INVESTIGATION ASSISTANCE TEAM INVESTIGATES THE DEATH OF WOMAN INCARCERATED AT THE McHENRY COUNTY JAIL
On Wednesday morning February 14th, 2018 the McHenry County Sheriff Office (MCSO) requested the assistance of the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) to conduct an investigation into the death of a forty-eight year old female who was in the custody of the McHenry County Jail.
MIAT was subsequently activated and assigned to conduct a full independent investigation in accordance with Illinois State Law.
At the time of this release the name of the deceased female inmate is being withheld pending release by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
The task force will work cooperatively the McHenry County Coroner’s Office in order to ensure an accurate cause and manner of death is determined.
At this time the circumstances surrounding the investigation are not suspicious in nature but the investigation remains ongoing.
When further information becomes available MIAT will release further details in conjunction with the Coroner’s Office.
MIAT is committed to maintaining the integrity of the independent investigations they conduct.
No further information will be released by MIAT at this time.