The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office says an inmate found dead at the Oklahoma County Jail died from the toxic effects of methamphetamine.
Authorities say 48-year-old Tara Lynn Garcia was found dead in her cell on May 17. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says attempts to revive Garcia were unsuccessful.
“Attempts to resuscitate Garcia we unsuccessful, and her body was released to the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,” officials said in a statement.
An autopsy report released Thursday says the Medical Examiner’s Office found no lethal physical trauma on Garcia’s body and that her death was an accident. It says needle puncture marks were found on her arms and she died from methamphetamine toxicity.
The medical examiner’s office will make a final determination on what caused Garcia’s death. Officials said she was housed with two cellmates, and at this time, authorities do not suspect any foul play was involved.
Garcia was arrested by police in Edmond on a petit larceny warrant and was ordered held without bond. She was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. She was found dead less than 24 hours after she was booked.
Garcia is the third inmate who has died this year at the Oklahoma County Jail.
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