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Woman found dead in jail cell Sunday

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

An autopsy was conducted Tuesday on the body of a 23-year-old woman found dead in a Carson City jail holding cell Sunday morning.

Carson City Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Sandage said the autopsy was conducted in the morning and that a few more tests were to be run Tuesday evening. Toxicology test results will likely take several weeks, he said.

“We won’t have a cause of death for three or four weeks,” Sandage said.

The woman, Kimberly Wood of Gardnerville, was arrested Saturday night on a warrant out of Lyon County for speeding. She was involved in some type of domestic dispute, but would not have been arrested except for the warrant, Sheriff Kenny Furlong said.

Furlong said Wood had been treated for a medical condition at a Reno hospital earlier Saturday.

He said the early Sunday morning jail staff had checked on her to ask if she wanted breakfast. When staff returned, the woman was dead.