Woman dies in custody of Suffolk County police

(excerpt from) Long Island Press
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By Timothy Bolger on Aug 9th, 2010

Suffolk County police say a homeless woman who had been arrested for theft was found dead in a cell at the Fourth Precinct in Smithtown early Monday morning.

A detention attendant was making a routine check at the stationhouse on Veterans Memorial Highway when 48-year-old Brenda Gaines was found unresponsive on the floor of the cell at 5:30 a.m., police said…

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.

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