Investigators said Joy Hayes was found unresponsive in her mother’s home in Lee County, Virginia on Sunday.
The Richmond Register reported that Hayes was due in court in Richmond this Thursday.
Investigators in the Lee County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office said preliminarily, no foul play was suspected.
The Sheriff’s Office said the cause of Hayes’ death had not yet been determined, but that she recently had the flu and was taking medication for the illness.
The newspaper reported that there would not be an autopsy, but that toxicology test results were expected in the coming weeks that investigators hoped would help determine a cause and manner of death.