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24-year-old woman found dead in cell at Niagara Falls police station on Thursday

Investigation launched after incident yesterday
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An investigation has been launched after a 24-year-old woman was found dead inside a holding cell at the Niagara Falls police station.

The Special Investigations Unit, a provincial agency that investigates report involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault, said the woman was arrested shortly after 5 P.M in the area of Kitchener Street and Slater Avenue in Niagara Falls after breaching conditions.

A news release did not disclose the nature of the conditions.

After the arrest she was taken to the Niagara Regional Police station and lodged in a cell.

"At approximately 2 p.m on May 21, 2020, the woman attended a tele-bail hearing. She was then returned to her cell. At 4:50 p.m, the woman was found unresponsive2 in her cell," said the release.

The woman was pronounced deceased by emergency medical services.

SIU said two of its investigators, as well as one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled for this Friday in Toronto.

Niagara Regional Police said they were unable to comment on the matter as it is being under investigation.

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