Woman found dead in jail

TRUSSVILLE, AL (AP) - The Jefferson County Coroner's Office says an inmate at the Trussville City Jail died in custody.

Chief Deputy Coroner Pat Curry says 45-year-old Joanna Hyche was found dead in her cell early Saturday morning.

Curry says she was last known to be alive Friday night.

Curry says Hyche had a history of health problems and appears to have died from natural causes.

Records show she had been in the jail since June 2 on a misdemeanor charge and had recently pleaded guilty to two counts of negotiating worthless checks and was given probation.

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