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Woman dies at Sacramento jail after medical emergency

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Posted at 8:09 PM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-22 23:09:26-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)  — Authorities say a 64-year-old woman found dead in a cell at Sacramento County Main Jail had experienced an unspecified medical emergency.

The sheriff's office says guards discovered the dead inmate during a cell check early Tuesday.

The woman had been in custody since March 2 on felony domestic violence charges.

Coroner’s officials will determine the cause of death.

Authorities do not believe COVID-19 or foul play was a factor.

The woman’s identity was withheld pending family notification.