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For Release: Contact: Keith Acree
Date: March 13, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

Female Inmate found dead in apprent suicide

ROCKY MOUNT Inmate Amber Gilley, 31, was found dead Tuesday evening, the victim of an apparent suicide.  Officers at Fountain Correctional Center for Women discovered her hanging in a shower about 6:40 p.m.

Gilley was serving a six-to-eight month sentence for drug possession with intent to sell.  She also had misdemeanor convictions for driving while impaired and injury to personal property.   All convictions were in Surry County.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department is conducting the investigation.

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