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Female Inmate Found Dead

Posted March 13, 2008 11:25 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Dept. of Corrections announced the death of inmate Amber Gilley Thursday.

Gilley, 31, was found hanging in a shower Tuesday evening, the victim of an apparent suicide.

Gilley was serving a six-to-eight month sentence for drug possession with intent to sell. She also had misdemeanor convictions for driving while impaired and injury to personal property. All convictions were in Surry County.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department investigating her death.