Here’s hoping that St Louis won’t play the same games with Alexis McGovern’s death as Miami-Dade has played with Darren Rainey’s … the ME still hasn’t released a report on his death, although it’s been over three years. There were visible signs of trauma to Rainey’s body – a great deal of his skin was missing from having been scalded to death by corrections officers.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death of a 28-year-old female inmate at the City Justice Center.
Alexis McGovern, 28, of High Ridge, MO, experienced what’s being called a “medical emergency.” She had been confined to the Medical Infirmary and was found lifeless in her bed. A police investigation revealed that she suffered from medical issues and had recently had surgery. There were no signs of trauma.
Jail staff performed CPR until she could be transported to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
The investigation continues. Police are awaiting the Medical Examiner’s ruling of an official cause of death.