Coroner says Bartholomew County inmate died from meth

Cathy A. Hull. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

An inmate who died last month in the Bartholomew County Jail was killed by acute methamphetamine intoxication, according to a coroner’s report..

61-year-old Cathy Hull died on August 9th. Jail staff found Hull unconscious in a cell at the jail at about 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and called paramedics.

A forensic autopsy was ordered by Senior Deputy Coroner Charlie Deweese and was performed two days later. County Coroner Clayton Nolting says the autopsy found no anatomical cause of death, but toxicology results later came back showing a lethal amount of methamphetamine.

Those reports were turned over to Indiana State Police, which is investigating the incident.

Hull was being held after being arrested by Columbus Police on a warrant for a probation violation.