The Gregg County Sheriff's Department has released the final autopsy results for Debra Ann Duffie, an inmate who died at the Gregg County Jail in August.
According to the autopsy, which was performed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner in Fort Worth, Duffie died naturally of hypertensive and ischemic heart disease, a form of coronary artery disease. The disease causes a reduced supply of blood to the heart. The coroner noted there were no signs of notable trauma or foul play.
Duffie, 52, was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center from the jail on Sunday, August 18 at 5 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:12 the next morning.
On August 18, jail medical staff alerted the jail doctor, who ordered Duffie be sent to Good Shepherd for additional treatment. Longview Fire and EMS responded and Duffie was transported to the hospital. While en route, she suffered a cardiac event and was admitted for treatment at the hospital.
Duffie had a criminal record dating back to 1985 which included DWI, forgery, and assault. She had been booked into the Gregg County Jail eight times on various charges.
Thursday, September 11 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:21:40 GMT
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