Female Inmate Dies in Custody

Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 12/23/18 

Today at 12:05 pm, Benton County Deputies discovered a female inmate, in her cell at the Benton County Jail, unresponsive after lunch was served

Medical Personnel responded and determined the female was deceased.  No immediate manner of death was observed, and the investigation is ongoing.  Sheriff  Scott Jackson, in coordination with the Benton County District Attorney, requested Linn County Sheriff's Office to lead the investigation.  

The deceased has been identified as Alyssa M. Sund DOB 2/15/1977.  She had been booked in the Benton County Jail on 12/19/18 on Theft, Burglary and Criminal Mischief Charges by Albany Police Department.

The Sheriff's Office is focused on a thorough investigation and is referring all further media request to the Benton County District Attorney's Office.