Police investigating East Hartford jail death

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman in the East Hartford police department lockup.

The chief medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday that the death of Milagros Torres was a suicide. Police say officers found her unresponsive in her cell with a piece of fabric around her neck on Monday.

Officials say Torres was arrested Monday afternoon on misdemeanor domestic violence allegations and brought to the police department. Police say she was found lying down unresponsive shortly after being placed in a cell.

Paramedics treated Torres at the police department and brought her to Hartford Hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.

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