An investigation is underway after a woman died while in police custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.

Nancy Lou Antonson, 60, of Lake Crystal, was found unresponsive in her cell by jail staff at 8:21 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the Blue Earth County Jail.  Police say lifesaving efforts by staff and emergency workers were unsuccessful.

Nancy Antonson – photo provided by family

Antonson has been arrested on suspicion of DWI and drug possession the previous evening and was being held in jail for court on related charges.

The incident remains under investigation in conjunction with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.


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