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Woman dies in Benton County Jail

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KENNEWICK -- 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 reported that Sheriff Steve Keane has requested an independent investigation to avoid any conflict of interest.
Story tags » Disasters (general)Benton County

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