Sheriff's Office releases autopsy results of LaPorte County inmate
Posted: Jun 5, 2015 8:59 PM EST | Updated: Jun 6, 2015 7:34 PM EST
Barnes, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was found unresponsive in a holding cell at the jail around 1:32 a.m. on April 19th. She was pronounced dead by a deputy coroner at 2:30 a.m.
The cause of 33-year-old Barnes' death was alcohol withdrawal seizure, pulmonary edema and enlarged liver according to a pathologist who conducted the autopsy. The manner of death was natural.
Toxicology at the time of the autopsy showed a .000% blood alcohol level and a non-toxic level of methadone in Barnes' system.
When a blood draw was conducted at La Porte Hospital on April 17th, Barnes' BAC was .447%.