Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
Department of Detention and Corrections
-Detention Investigation Unit (DIU)
Christa Dunn (Deceased Inmate)
Address: Pinellas County Jail -14400 49th Street North, Clearwater
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the death of an inmate at the Pinellas County Jail.
The inmate died at about 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Pinellas County Jail is located at 14400 49th Street North, in Clearwater.
The inmate was located inside of her assigned housing area inside of the jail at the time of her medical episode and then transported to the hospital.
At approximately 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 31-year-old inmate Christa Dunn was located inside of her assigned housing area of the Pinellas County Jail when fellow inmates alerted staff to Dunn having an apparent medical episode. Detention and medical staff responded.
Detention staff called a medical emergency due to the fact inmate Dunn was unresponsive and having an apparent medical episode. Medical Staff performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), on Dunn. She was transported to Largo Medical Center for further medical treatment.
Dunn was pronounced dead at about 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2017.
Detectives say inmate Dunn had a history of drug abuse and health-related issues. There were no obvious signs of injuries on the inmate's person and no incidents of confrontation or use of force. Her death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.
Dunn was arrested on October 27, 2017, by Clearwater Police Department and charged with failure to appear on multiple counts of drug possession.
The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
The investigation continues.
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