Barren Co. Detention Center inmate found dead

Kentucky State Police is conducting a death investigation after a female inmate at the Barren County Detention Center was found deceased.

State police said that on Saturday afternoon just before 4:00, detention center staff members found 36-year-old Sara D. McDaniel, of Glasgow, deceased. McDaniel was arrested on Saturday and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Police said her cause of death is not yet known. The body was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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