Inmate dies at Chesapeake Correctional Center

Renarto Mizzell (Chesapeake Sheriff's Office)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say an inmate at the Chesapeake Correctional Center died early Sunday morning because of a medical emergency.

The inmate has been identified as 47-year-old Renarto Mizzell.  He was serving a four-year sentence for forgery.

Correctional security staff and medical staff responded to Mizzell at 12:56 a.m. on Sunday.  Officials say the staff performed CPR and live-saving measures until first responders arrived.

The inmate was pronounced dead at approximately 1:57 a.m. on Sunday.

An autopsy found Mizzell found nothing suspicious in his death, according to police spokesperson Kelly Elliot. It is being considered natural.

The Chesapeake Police Department is conducting an investigation into his death. The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation.

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