Woman Dies in Back of Police Car

Sacramento, CA — At approximately 2:40pm on August 14, 2014, the Sheriff’s Department received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a female acting erratically near the 400 block of K Street in Rio Linda. 

Once Deputies arrived at the scene, they located the 35 year old female and determined she showed signs of public intoxication.  Once medically cleared by the Fire Department, the female was placed under arrest.  While enroute to the Jail Transport van nearby, the Deputy observed the female become unresponsive in the backseat of the patrol vehicle and immediately pulled over. 

The Deputy began life-saving efforts on the female, however she was pronounced deceased at the scene by Fire personnel. 

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.  The female’s name will be released once the next of kin notification has been made.