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News Release
Death Investigation at the Benton County Jail - 09/27/22

CORVALLIS, Ore. On September 26, 2022, a 51-year-old female adult in custody (AIC), was found deceased in the Benton County Jail.

Jail deputies located the AIC unconscious in the main block hallway at 10:30 p.m. Monday night and immediately performed CPR, but were unsuccessful in resuscitating her.

The cause of death is not known at this time; foul play is not suspected.

The AIC was lodged into the jail on August 31, 2022, on six warrants and awaiting trial on multiple cases.

After next of kin has been notified, the name will be released. Per established procedure, an investigation is being conducted by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

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