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Minnesota woman dies in custody at Minnehaha County Jail

Josh Chilson
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Minnehaha County Courthouse

The Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into an inmate death at Minnehaha County Jail.

The sheriff's office said on June 7 at approximately 2 p.m., jail staff found the 41-year-old Minnesota woman unresponsive in her cell during a routine cell check. The woman had been booked in the jail that morning on DWI and drug-related charges.

Paramedics and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue attempted life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful.

No foul play is suspected. The county coroner has yet to determine a cause of death.

Jail warden Michael Mattson said a Division of Criminal Investigation review is routine in this type of incident.

Madeline Grabow is a South Dakota Public Broadcasting intern based in Sioux Falls. She is a sophomore at Georgetown University studying international politics.