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Woman dies in custody at Butte jail

Posted at 4:59 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 06:59:52-04

BUTTE – A female inmate died while being held at the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center, according to Butte Sheriff Ed Lester.

The woman was found unresponsive by detention staff at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday.  Efforts to revive her were not successful.

Detectives from Butte-Silver Bow and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the death.

Butte-Silver Bow Coroner Lee LeBreche has transported the woman’s body to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula where an autopsy will be completed.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

By John Emeigh – MTN News