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News Release
Adult in Custody Death at the Marion County Jail - 07/20/22

On July 18th, 2022, at just after 11:30 p.m., an adult in custody (AIC), Jody Cunnington, 36, was found unresponsive in her cell following an apparent medical emergency. Deputies at the Marion County Jail began administering CPR and requested an ambulance.

Ms. Cunnington was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. In accordance with the policy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate the death as an outside law enforcement agency.