Death of Boyle inmate being investigated

Published 5:29 pm Friday, June 28, 2019

State police are investigating the death of a Boyle County Detention Center inmate earlier this week.

Jaron Taylor, 24, of Harrodsburg, was pronounced dead at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Monday morning. Taylor was transported there earlier from the jail, according to Boyle County Coroner Dr. Don Hamner.

As of Friday afternoon, Hamner said there were no signs of foul play. But there were still no answers as to the cause of death.

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“We’re looking for a medical cause,” Hamner said.

Jailer Brian Wofford said on Friday he had asked Kentucky State Police to conduct an investigation into Taylor’s death. He said he was legally unable to comment due to the ongoing investigation.

KSP Det. Frank Thornberry is lead investigator. He was unable to be reached for comment. Trooper Robert Purdy, public affairs officer for KSP Post 7 in Richmond, was also unavailable for comment.