11/09/2007

Autopsy: Az in-custody death an accident

The Associated Press
Related: Video released in Ariz. airport in-custody death case

PHOENIX A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated and accidentally strangled herself, an autopsy released Friday concludes.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office said Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, of New York, was acutely intoxicated on alcohol and prescription drugs when she died in a police holding room at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Sept. 28.

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