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Indiana State Police investigate inmate death in St. Joseph County Jail

The Indiana State Police is investigating the death of an inmate at the St. Joseph County Jail. Sunday evening just before 6 PM, jail staff were alerted to a woman suffering from what is suspected to be a medical emergency.

Police say life-saving efforts were taken by jail staff until emergency medical technicians arrived. However, those efforts failed and the inmate was pronounced dead at the jail.

On Tuesday, ISP identified the deceased woman at 51-year-old Erica Williams.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Williams Tuesday at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Tony has become WVPE's program director, after working as operations manager since 2014. He also produces Michiana Chronicles and works on other special programming and digital projects. He joined the station as All Things Considered host in 1997, hosted Morning Edition in 2000 and 2001, then returned to the ATC host chair from 2007 to 2016. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a Best Radio Newscast Award from the Associated Press in 2002. An Iowa native, Tony got his start in radio as a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., and managed the radio station there for three years after graduating. He also worked in commercial and Christian radio prior to his time at WVPE. Tony lives in Goshen.