More Details Released In Detox Facility Death
by Associated Press
November 21, 2012 2:31 PM
The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office is releasing new details about the death of a woman at the county's detoxification center.
Sheriff Mike Milstead says officers with the Sioux Falls Police Department were dispatched to a home in Sioux Falls on Sunday at about 5 p.m. because the 48-year-old woman had been threatening suicide. The woman had been drinking rubbing alcohol and whiskey.
The woman voluntarily agreed to a crisis center, where a team determined she should go to detox. Several hours later the woman was reported to be unconscious and officers were called to the scene.
The woman was pronounced dead.
The woman's name has not being released.
The incident comes weeks after the facility was temporary closed to new patients because of a state investigation into safety issues.