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Inmate dies while waiting to be bailed out of Polk County Jail


BARTOW, Florida — Officials say a central Florida woman died while waiting to be bailed out of the Polk County Jail.

Deputies found 48-year-old Michelle Chapdelaine unresponsive on Thursday in a holding cell of the jail book-in center in Bartow.

Jail records show Chapdelaine was arrested Monday on a warrant for violation of probation from Indian River County.

The sheriff's office said Chapdelaine filled out a medical history questionnaire when she was booked into the jail and wrote that she had diabetes and low blood pressure.

The Lakeland Ledger ( reports Chapdelaine is the third person this year to die while in the Polk jail.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, but results weren't immediately available. Deputies do not suspect foul play.

Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida),

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