Inmate dies in Boone County courtroom

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Police are investigating after a female inmate died while waiting for a court appearance in Boone County.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a woman, whose name has not been released, died at the Boone County Courthouse Wednesday morning.

According to a news release from Boone County sheriff’s Detective Tom O’Sullivan, the woman complained of having breathing problems while in the courtroom and medics were called to the scene. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

O’Sullivan said there are no signs of foul play.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune