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Woman dies while being held in JSO custody

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February 04, 2024

Early Sunday morning, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit Detectives were notified of an inmate’s death at a nearby hospital.

According to JSO, the investigation revealed the dead inmate was Kiara J. Lapearl Reid.

Reid had been arrested on Jan. 31 for drug-related charges and was being housed at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.

According to JSO, correction officers conducted their rounds and they noticed the inmate in distress.

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A medical emergency was called in and rescue efforts began until the arrival of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

The inmate was transported to a local medical facility where JSO says JFRD pronounced her deceased shortly thereafter.

The inmate has been identified as:

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Name:  Kiara J. Lapearl Reid

Age:  32

Race/Sex:  Black/Female

Initial Arrest Date: January 31, 2024

Arrest Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Initial Case Number: 24-66026

Undetermined Case Number: 24-73343

Reid’s death is listed as undetermined pending the Medical Examiner’s Office’s determination on the cause of death. This continues to be an active investigation.

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