Inmate Death Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Detention and Corrections
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit

Margaret L. Tamang (Inmate – Deceased)
DOB: 11/23/1978
Address: Transient        
Charges: Two counts of FTA - Possession of Heroin

PINELLAS COUNTY - Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the death of an inmate.

According to detectives, 42-year-old Margaret Tamang was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on September 6, 2021 for two counts of Failure to Appear – Possession of Heroin. Tamang was transferred to Largo Medical Center on September 7, 2021 after a medical episode.

Once at Largo Medical Center, Tamang’s condition rapidly declined and she was pronounced deceased at 10:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Detectives were advised Tamang had multiple pre-existing health conditions.

Detectives say Tamang’s death does not appear to be suspicious and the Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.


Posted by Amanda Sinni Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM Categories: Jail

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