Woman dies in Benton County Jail

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Associated Press

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An inmate was found dead Wednesday in the Benton County Jail.

The sheriff's office believes the 58-year-old woman died of natural causes, based on her history of drug use.

She was in jail for a parole violation.

Jail staff found her during a security check.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/XylciK) Sheriff Steve Keane has requested an independent investigation to avoid any conflict of interest.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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