Woman dies at Marathon County Jail
On Oct. 2, at approximately 3 p.m., Corrections Officers conducting a routine cell check in the Marathon County Jail found a 56-year-old female inmate unresponsive in a receiving cell. According to Marathon County Chief Deputy Chad Billeb, the observation led to life saving measures being undertaken by jail staff. Wausau Fire and Rescue were activated and on scene at 3:07 p.m.
The patient, later identified as Melissa J. Graebner-Young, was not able to be revived.
Graebner-Young arrived at the Marathon County Jail on Oct. 2, after having been placed on a Probation Hold and having been arrested on a charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (5th Offense). After arriving at the jail she experienced a medical emergency. Correction Officers and Paramedics from the Wausau Fire Department attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful in their efforts. An autopsy was completed on Oct. 3, the results of which are still pending. The Sheriff’s Office likely will not have any results from the autopsy for several weeks, Billeb noted.
The investigation into Melissa’s death is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.