Deputies: Baby Chance’s mother, Kristen Bury, found dead inside jail

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A death investigation is underway after the mother of Baby Chance was found unresponsive inside the Sarasota County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

A correctional officer discovered Kristen Bury early Saturday and began life-saving measures.

According to the sheriff’s office, Bury was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators say suicide is likely cause of death.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death.

In January, Bury was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her role in the murder of her son, Chance Walsh.

The infant’s body was found in a wooded area of North Port. Investigators said that Joseph Walsh, Chance’s father, beat the 9-week-old to death following an argument with Bury. The couple left the baby in the crib where his body began to decompose. When the smell became overwhelming, the couple then buried the infant’s body in a shallow grave.

Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said Bury was back at the jail for court proceeding not related to the murder.

Bay News 9 – news

September 10, 2016 |

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