Inmate is found hanged in city cell


A 22-year-old woman being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center on assault, robbery and handgun charges was found dead about 7: 05 p.m. Saturday after apparently using a shoelace to hang herself, a detention center spokeswoman said.

Wyvetra Gray of the 1400 block of Riggs Ave. in West Baltimore had been incarcerated in the women's detention center on East Eager Street since April 7, said spokeswoman Barbara Cooper. She said Gray was not under a suicide watch.

Gray was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel who responded to a 911 call, Cooper said.

Court records show Gray faced previous charges of importing and intending to distribute drugs. State police are handling the investigation.

Pub Date: 6/22/98

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