VALPARAISPO, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say a 30-year-old woman died at the Porter County Jail shortly after she was taken into custody.
Porter County police spokesman Sgt. Larry LaFlower says the Ogden Dunes woman died early Saturday at a local hospital. Her name was being withheld, pending notification of relatives.
LaFlower said the woman arrived at the jail about 10:15 p.m. Friday following her arrest on a warrant. She was placed in a padded cell after being deemed a threat to herself and others.
About two hours later, a jail officer found the woman unresponsive with shallow breathing and she was later pronounced dead at Porter Regional Hospital.
LaFlower said an autopsy and toxicology testing were scheduled to be performed on the woman's body.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Indiana Department of Transportation road crews are preparing the roads for the first winter storm of the season.
Lafayette Police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted for burglary and theft.
Toyota says it has begun production of its 2014 Highlander SUV at its plant in southwestern Indiana.