Authorities identify inmate found dead inside Marion County Jail, say no foul play suspected

Miranda Peoples

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A female inmate was found unresponsive Monday night at the Marion County Jail and declared dead a short time later.

The woman was found inside her cell around 8:51 p.m. and pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office identified the inmate as 35-year-old Miranda Peoples. She’d been held at the jail since June 17 on charges of possession of a narcotic, possession of cocaine and possession of a syringe.

According to the sheriff’s office, Peoples’ death is an apparent suicide and no foul play is suspected.

The case is being investigated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Coroner’s Office and the Marion County Forensic Services Agency.