Ross County OH- On July 1st, 2020 shortly after 11:00 p.m. deputies in my Correction’s Division were alerted to an unresponsive female in a housing unit in the Ross County Jail. Deputies responded and started lifesaving measures. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded and took over care. The female identified as 28 year old Chenelle Tyler was pronounced deceased by fire department personnel at the jail.
Ms. Tyler was serving a 35 day sentence for Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments out of Chillicothe Municipal Court.
The investigation was turned over to the Detective’s Division and Ross County Coroners Office. At this time no foul play is suspected, the death appears to be medically related. The investigation is ongoing. Ms. Tyler is in the care of the Ross County Coroner’s Office.
George W. Lavender Jr.