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OSBI investigates jail death in Latimer County

OSBI investigates jail death in Latimer County (KTUL)

Just after 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, the Latimer County Sheriff requested Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's assistance with a 'suspicious' death that occurred in the Latimer County Detention Center.

A detention officer found Thasha Prindle, an inmate, unresponsive, according to OSBI.

Prindle was involved in a car accident on Dec. 23 and arrested early that morning for a DUI, police say. Prindle was treated and released from Latimer County General Hospital before being booked into the jail, according to OSBI.

An OSBI Agent arrived at the scene and conducted a crime scene investigation, and the medical examiner's office is performing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

OSBI is continuing to investigate the incident.

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