- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Officials say a Tulsa County Jail inmate has been found dead in a segregation cell.

The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/2dzNdla ) reports that a detention officer and nurse found 30-year-old Caitlin Lynn Lewis around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when they went to give her medication and found her in need of assistance. Jail staff performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Lewis was pronounced dead approximately 15 minutes after she was found. An investigation into Lewis’ death is ongoing.

Lewis was arrested and charged in September with child neglect by Munchausen by proxy. She was accused of inducing or exaggerating her 3-year-old child’s illnesses. According to authorities, an investigation began after staff at a local hospital told police they suspected that Lewis’ child was being abused.

Lewis is the fourth inmate to die in the Tulsa Jail this year.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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