Benton County Deputies discovered a female inmate, in her cell at the Benton County Jail, unresponsive after lunch was served Sunday afternoon.
Medical Personnel responded and determined the female was deceased. No immediate manner of death was observed, and the investigation is on-going. Sheriff Scott Jackson, in coordination with the Benton County District Attorney, requested Linn County Sheriff’s Office to lead the investigation.
The deceased has been identified as 41-year-old Alyssa Sund. She had been booked in the Benton County Jail on December 19th on Theft, Burglary and Criminal Mischief Charges by Albany Police Department.
The Sheriff’s Office is focused on a thorough investigation and is referring all further media request to the Benton County District Attorney’s Office.