An inmate at the Anchorage Correctional Complex was found dead early Wednesday morning.Laurel Hunter, 48, of Palmer was found unresponsive and alone in her cell during a security check at about 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement.

 

  • A female inmate was found dead early Wednesday morning in her jail cell
  • Laurel Hunter, 48, of Palmer was found unresponsive and alone in her cell
  • Her body was discovered during a security check at about 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Corrections said in a statement
  • CPR was performed on Hunter before she was transported to Alaska Regional Hospital
  • The woman was pronounced dead at about 3:10 a.m.Unknown
  • According to the DOC statement, Hunter notified medical officials of an acute medical condition within 24 hours after she was booked and that she “received treatment at the time of her death”
  • The spokesman for the Department of Corrections, Corey Allen-Young declined to identify Hunter’s medical condition, citing patient confidentiality laws
  • No foul play was immediately suspected, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch
  • The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy
  • Records found online indicate Hunter was arrested Monday, but charging documents were still pending
  • Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email Hunter was booked for driving under the influence