NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Tuscarawas County Coroner is revealing preliminary results of the autopsy for a former New Philadelphia woman who died at the Tuscarawas County jail.
Dr. Jeff Cameron issued a statement Friday afternoon saying that the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office found a 'gastrointestinal package’ during the autopsy for 21-year-old Megan Larrick.
The coroner had ordered a full autopsy and toxicology screenings after Larrick was found dead in her cell Thursday evening. Now, additional tests are pending to determine the contents of the package, which is suspected to have been ingested. Cameron says the complete results should come back in six to eight weeks.
Cambridge Police arrested Larrick Wednesday on a New Philadelphia Municipal Court warrant for failing to appear in court. She was held at the Guernsey County jail until just before midnight when New Philadelphia Police police transported her to the local jail.
The sheriff's office's initial investigation found that Larrick was alert and talkative during transport and booking and that she had responded to officers and moved around in her cell during the hours before her death.