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Latest on inmate death investigation

Published On: Jan 31 2014 02:58:50 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2014 03:10:34 PM CST
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GOODLAND, Kan. -

A western Kansas police department has finished its investigation into the death of a 58-year-old Kansas City, Missouri woman two days after she was jailed for possessing marijuana.

The Kansas City Star reports Goodland police have turned the case over to the Sherman County prosecutor's office to determine what action should be taken.

Brenda Sewell and her sister were pulled over for speeding by the Kansas Highway Patrol in Goodland on January 20.

A trooper arrested them after finding marijuana, and they were taken to jail.

Sewell's relatives say jailers didn't give her medication and were slow to help when she became ill and began to foam at the mouth on January 22.

She was pronounced dead at Goodland Regional Medical Center.

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