Death at Minnehaha County Detox Center being investigated

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The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death of a woman who was in the Minnehaha County Detox Center. 

According to the Director for Human Services for the County, the woman did not indicate that she was suicidal. 

An employee checked on her 15 to 20 minutes after she went to take a shower and found she had hung herself with a towel and called 911.  

The County Detox Center says it hasn’t had a fatality in several years and has protocols in place to monitor people in its facility.  

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