Woman dies in police custody in McKeesport

| Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1:01 a.m.

A 52-year-old woman died in McKeesport police custody on Friday night when attempts by city police and medics to resuscitate her failed.

The woman had been incarcerated on a public drunkenness charge.

She was found unresponsive in the women's cell block at 9:33 p.m., according to a police press release. The woman was pronounced dead by medics at 9:51 p.m.

Her name has not been released.

Allegheny County police and the medical examiner's office were called to assist with the investigation.

Police said the cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office.

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