48-year-old woman found dead at Oklahoma County jail Friday
A 48-year-old woman was found dead inside a cell at the Oklahoma County jail Friday morning.
About 5 a.m. Friday, jail staff found Tara Lynn Garcia unresponsive inside her jail cell. Attempts to resuscitate Garcia were unsuccessful, officials said.
Her body was released to the state medical examiner’s office, who will determine her cause of death.
Jail officials said Garcia was housed with two other inmates in the cell, but foul play is not thought to be involved in her death.
Garcia was arrested Thursday by Edmond police on a larceny warrant and a judge ordered she be held without bail, officials said.
She was booked into the jail about 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show Garcia had previously been convicted in Oklahoma County on drug charges.
Her death is considered the third death at the jail this year. Seven inmates died at the jail last year and 12 inmates died in jail custody in 2017.