Hampton inmate dies in apparent suicide at the city jail

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — An inmate at the Hampton City Jail has died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to the Hampton Sheriff’s Office. 

Officials say they received an emergency call about the inmate around 11 a.m. When deputies arrived, they found the woman unresponsive in her cell. 

Deputies attempted to save the inmate’s life until members of EMS arrived, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by members of Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue. 

Officials say their preliminary investigation has not found any signs of foul play. The incident is still under investigation. 

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