Haitian woman found dead in police custody

Police on Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a 51-year-old Haitian woman who was found unresponsive while in custody at the Central Police Station on Friday.

Police said that the woman was arraigned and convicted before the Magistrate’s Court for violating the Immigration Act and was awaiting deportation.

EMS Personnel transported the woman to the Rand Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Officers said that foul play is not suspected in this matter, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

When contacted for comment, Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson declined to speak about the matter as it is still under investigation.

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames was unavailable for comment up to press time.

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