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No Cause of Death Yet for Inmate's Death In Custody

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Medical examiners have not yet determined a cause of death for a Fairfax County jail inmate who died after being restrained and subdued with a stun gun.

Police issued an update Monday on their investigation into the death last month of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna.

Sheriff's deputies say they used an emergency-response team to remove McKenna from her cell because she had previously assaulted a deputy.

Police say McKenna resisted deputies, who then used a stun gun and restraints to control her during the transfer. Deputies later saw she was in medical distress and took her to the hospital. She died five days later.

On Monday, police said the sheriff's office is cooperating with the investigation, and that they are awaiting a ruling on the cause of death.

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