Sheriff’s Office Investigates Death of Inmate

City of Syracuse, New York – The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an Onondaga County Justice Center inmate. On Friday evening at approximately 9:12 P.M., 27-year-old Angela Peng, an inmate in the Onondaga County Justice Center was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in her cell from an apparent self-strangulation incident with a bed sheet.

Peng was freed from the bed sheet and Justice Center staff immediately administered CPR. Peng was transported by AMR Ambulance to University Hospital where she remained in critical condition. Peng had been incarcerated in the Justice Center since Wednesday, September 1st on a violation of probation charge.

On Saturday, a judge released her from sheriff’s custody. Peng passed away on Wednesday evening. The New York State Attorney General’s Office has been notified along with the New York State Commission of Correction, who will review the incident.