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Inmate found dead in central NC prison cell

Posted August 27, 2015 7:32 a.m. EDT
Updated August 27, 2015 7:36 a.m. EDT

 Dominique Worrell

— Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating the apparent suicide of a 26-year-old woman who was found dead in her cell Wednesday at Southern Correctional Institution.

Officers found Dominique Worrell unresponsive in her cell at about 3 p.m.

Prison medical staff and local emergency crews responded but were unable to revive Worrell. She was pronounced dead at 3:24 p.m.

Worrrell was serving about four years for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and larceny in connection with a stabbing that happened at a Capital Boulevard bar in 2014.

The Troy Police Department is investigating Worrell's death.