An woman has died in jail in Parker, according to a statement by La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.
On Saturday morning (July 25th, 2015) an officer performing routine security checks at the La Paz County Detention Facility found Beverly Pool, 54, unresponsive in her cell. She was later pronounced deceased by emergency responders.
Pool, a resident of Parker, AZ, had been arrested the previous evening and was being held in the booking area holding cell until her initial appearance in court. The statement says she had apparently gone to sleep “sometime in the evening of Friday July 24th and was believed to have passed away in her sleep in the early morning of Saturday July 25th.”
The Sheriff’s Office says the death is being investigated and no further information is available due to the sensitivity of the incident.
UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been set up by one or more of her children, saying, “[Our] mother of 10 children has passed away unexpectedly. We, her children, after losing 2 of our siblings, one of which was in the past year, cannot afford another funeral. Any donation will help. God bless.” The page for more details can be found HERE.
UPDATE 2: Parker Police Department confirms it arrested Pool on Friday at approximately 3:20pm on an active warrant from Parker Magistrate Court. Sergeant Thompson says Parker P.D. is working with the Sheriff’s Office in investigating Pool’s death.