55-year-old woman found dead outside Charlotte County Jail

55-year-old woman found dead outside Charlotte County Jail
Deceased Person Located in Outside Waiting Area of the Charlotte County Jail (Source: Charlotte County Jail)

CHARLOTTE COUNTY (WWSB) - One person was found dead outside a waiting area of the Charlotte County Jail Tuesday morning.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Janice Lynn Ridgeway, 55, of Port Charlotte was arrested for battery on Monday and bonded out around 12:25 p.m. the same day. “Upon her release, it is believed at this time she stayed on the property through the evening until she was discovered deceased,” deputies said.

The Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. An investigation is still ongoing.

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