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Sheriff’s office: Woman found unresponsive in jail cell, dies at hospital

PEKIN (WEEK) — A woman died Sunday after she was found unresponsive in her cell at the Tazewell County Jail, according to authorities.

Sarah Seybold, 41, was found unresponsive at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a release by the Sheriff’s Office Monday morning. She was then transported to UnityPoint Health-Pekin by ambulance, where she was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

Seybold, according to the release, was in jail after being arrested by the East Peoria Police Department on charges of possession of a controlled substance. She was booked into jail at 10:26 a.m. Sunday.

The Tazewell County Coroner and Illinois State Police are conducting the investigation.

25 News Staff

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