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Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies located deceased inmate in her cell on morning of Oct. 23

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - Columbia County Jail, South County Spotlight A woman incarcerated at the Columbia County Jail was found deceased in her cell on Friday morning.

Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies located 66-year-old Linda Brown unresponsive in her cell while conducting rounds early Friday morning, Sheriff Brian Pixley wrote in a press release.

The deputies notified medics and began CPR, Pixley wrote. Medics attempted to resuscitate Brown but were unsuccessful, the sheriff said.

Pixley said the death "appears to be of natural causes" but added that Oregon State Police investigators would conduct an investigation.

"To ensure transparency and accountability, I asked an impartial third party to complete the investigation," Pixley said in the press release.

Brown was arrested earlier this month on DUII charges.


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