Update: Miami County Jail inmate’s death due to natural causes

The death of a 37-year-old Piqua woman Monday night at the Miami County Jail is due to natural causes, officials said Wednesday night.

Crystal L. Hutton was found unresponsive around 9:30 p.m. in her cell during a check by corrections staff. She was taken to Troy Hospital - Kettering Health Network, where she died.

Her death was not related to the coronavirus, COVID-19, Miami County Coroner Dr. William Ginn said.

The preliminary autopsy shows she died of natural causes, but a final autopsy report won’t be available for at least eight weeks, he said.


Miami County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of an inmate found unresponsive Monday night in the county jail.

Crystal L. Hutton, 37, of Piqua, was found around 9:30 p.m. during a cell check by corrections staff.

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There was no evidence of foul play, according to the sheriff’s office.

A medical incident is suspected. Hutton was reportedly turning blue when she was found.

Jail staff and a nurse used an automated external defbrillator, which advised to give a shock. A shock was administered and CPR was performed as well.

Medics responded shortly after and administered another two shocks and regained a pulse.

Hutton was taken to Troy Hospital, where she died.

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She did not show any symptoms of coronavirus, according to the sheriff’s office. Hutton was in a single cell since she was booked on March 4.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is performing an autopsy on the order of Miami County Coroner Bill Ginn.

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