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Woman Dies In Custody At West Side Police Station

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A Humboldt Park woman died in the Harrison District Chicago Police Station Thursday morning while she was being held there after an arrest.

An officer found the 34-year-old arrestee unresponsive in a cell at the police station at 3151 W. Harrison St. about 8:10 a.m., police said. It was not immediately clear why she had been arrested.

Nicole Blair, of the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:11 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine the cause and manner of her death, the medical examiner’s office said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)