Inmate Death Under Investigation

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February 7, 2019

Inmate Death Under Investigation

February 6, 2019

FORSYTH, Ga.– Special Agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Office of Professional Standards are conducting an investigation on the death of inmate Daquan Young (GDC #1000249816), as a suspected homicide.

Agents  have reason to believe inmate Young died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving another inmate. Inmate Young was pronounced deceased at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Ga at 1:42 p.m. on February 6.

Young was sentenced to Life in 2011 in Chatham County, for Armed Robbery.


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