Kane County authorities continue to investigate the death of a 52-year-old South Elgin woman found dead in her cell at the county jail Friday afternoon.
Terry A. Hart died as a result of asphyxiation by hanging, according to preliminary results of an autopsy conducted by the Kane County Coroner, Kane County sheriff's police said.
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The sheriff's office said Hart had ben in jail custody since July 31. A week earlier, court records indicate, Hart had failed to appear for a scheduled court date while she was out on bond.
Court records show that following a trial earlier this month, a jury on Aug. 13 found Hart guilty of aggravated battery, and she had been remanded to the county jail while awaiting an Oct. 3 sentencing hearing.
An investigation into the death remains ongoing, according to the sheriff's office.