Police identify woman, 54, who died in Martinsville City Jail

Updated: Jan 17

PHOTO: Wright Funeral Service & Crematory

MARTINSVILLE – Police have identified the woman who died in the Martinsville City Jail on Tuesday morning.

At around 5:30 AM, the woman was transported to Sovah Health in Martinsville where she was pronounced dead.

State Police identified her as 54-year-old Julie Ann Perdue Davis of Martinsville.

Davis’ body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke to determine the cause of death, according to police.


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