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