Khayla Evans Death, Obituary -A woman who was being held in custody for allegedly causing catastrophic injuries to a newborn has been identified as the person who passed unexpectedly after being discovered unresponsive in her Lake County Jail cell. The circumstances surrounding her death are still under investigation. There has been no investigation into what caused the death.
An autopsy that was performed on Khayla Evans, 24, of Grand Prairie, Texas, on Monday revealed that she had underlying medical concerns; however, she did not have any significant injuries on her body, as stated by Jennifer Banek, the Lake County Coroner. Khayla Evans was found to have passed away on April 1. The body of Khayla Evans was discovered.
A corrections officer from Lake County was doing usual rounds in the medical pod of the jail on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. when the incident took place. The prison officer who checked on Evans reportedly noticed her sleeping on the bed of the cell with her eyes closed. This information was provided by the Deputy Chief of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer swiftly unlocked the door to the holding cell after noticing that the woman’s chest had remained motionless throughout the entire observation. After further investigation, it was discovered that Evans was unresponsive and lacked a pulse. He was also determined to be unresponsive. After receiving information that a medical emergency had occurred, the officer at the correctional facility immediately placed a call for an ambulance.
During the time that it took for emergency medical services to arrive, jail officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the woman and employed an automated external defibrillator (AED). Evans was rushed to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where a physician at that facility confirmed that she had passed away after she was brought there.
According to the documents that were submitted to the court, the lady had been detained since the first of July on suspicion of two crimes of domestic battery, aggravated battery to a child, reckless behavior inflicting grave bodily damage, and endangering the welfare of a child. In addition, the documents stated that she was suspected of endangering the welfare of a child.