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CHESAPEAKE-- According to the sheriff's department, a female inmate hung herself in her cell at the city's correctional center Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies found the inmate around 3:34 p.m. hanging from a bed sheet.. The staff immediately began CPR until paramedics arrived.

The inmate was pronounced dead at the center around 3:49 p.m.

Police are investigating the death of the inmate identified as Whitney Lynn Edwards.and the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation.

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