Saline County inmate dies at jail

1 month 22 hours 33 minutes ago Friday, March 22 2019 Mar 22, 2019 Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM CDT March 22, 2019 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

SALINE COUNTY - A Glasgow woman in jail for a probation violation died Thursday, according to a news release. 

Heidi Elfering, 48, was arrested Wednesday. She was found unresponsive Thursday morning in the Saline County Jail, according to a news release. Deputies performed life saving measure and EMS responded, according to the release.

Saline County Coroner Willie Harlow pronounced Elfering dead at 11:57 a.m., according to the release.

Saline County Sheriff Cindi Mullins said the preliminary results of an autopsy showed Elfering "suffered a hemorrhage of the brain stem due to a history of uncontrolled high blood pressure."

Mullins said the death is ruled natural and no foul play is suspected. 

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