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Suicide suspected in woman’s death at Clark County jail


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

The Clark County Detention Center is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

An inmate apparently committed suicide today at the Clark County Detention Center, police said.

Metro Police said jail staff found the woman dead inside a cell during a routine check at the facility. The inmate, 45, had been behind bars since Dec. 10 for a parole violation. Officials have not yet released her name.

Staff unsuccessfully tried to revive the woman before paramedics pronounced her dead. Metro officials said it appears she committed suicide, though an autopsy will later reveal an exact cause and manner of death.

No other details were available Friday afternoon.

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