ST. CHARLES - Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez said detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a South Elgin woman who died Friday after she was found hanged in a cell at the Kane County jail.
The Kane County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as Terry Hart, 52, of the 600 block of Woodland Drive, South Elgin.
The sheriff's office said the woman had been in custody since July 31 at the Kane County Adult Justice Center near the corner of Route 38 and Peck Road in St. Charles.
At about 1:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, a correctional officer making a routine check discovered the woman to be "unresponsive," the sheriff's office said.
Officers at that time performed CPR on the woman, Perez said, until she was transported by ambulance from the jail to Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after 5 p.m., the sheriff's office said.
"Our condolences go out to the family," Perez said. "It's a terrible thing whenever something like this happens."
Perez said the sheriff's office has notified the Illinois Department of Corrections of the death.
Kane County court records indicate Hart had been convicted of aggravated battery on Aug. 13, and was still in custody at the county jail as she awaited sentencing.
The incident is being investigated by the sheriff's office, Perez said.
Perez declined to discuss details in the case, saying investigators have yet to interview correctional officers, review video surveillance footage from within the jail, or review medical records.
He said the matter is not being investigated as a crime.
Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said his office is also handling the death investigation.
An autopsy was performed Friday, and determined the woman died as a result of "asphyxiation by hanging."