- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

RAPID VALLEY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in southwestern South Dakota are investigating a woman’s suspicious death that may be linked to illegal drug activity.

Pennington County officials say 43-year-old Tamra Jo Ness, of Rapid City, was found dead in Rapid Valley after someone called to report a cardiac arrest Thursday night.

A statement from Pennington County says authorities arrested a 43-year-old Rapid City woman. She’s in jail on suspicion of ingesting a controlled substance.

Authorities say Ness‘ autopsy shows no signs of trauma, and the cause of her death won’t be determined until toxicology tests are done.

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