Woman dies in Vilas County jail
Star Journal Staff
A 20-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman died Monday, Oct. 26, while in custody at the Vilas County jail. Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath reported the death in a press release Friday afternoon.
According to the report, an investigation has determined the death was caused by hanging, and that there was no crime involved. Fath stated that findings of an internal review of the investigation “are consistent with an in custody hanging and the investigation was followed per policy and statute.”
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is reportedly conducting an independent investigation.