- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 50-year-old inmate.

Officials say Friday that Linda Spencer, of Des Moines, was found unconscious Thursday afternoon in the Polk County Jail.

Jail staff and medical workers performed life-saving measures and were able to revive Spencer, but she later died at a hospital.

Spencer was booked into jail Thursday morning after she was sentenced to serve 29 days in jail for possession of methamphetamine.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will help with the investigation.



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