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SIU probing death of woman following arrest in Barrie

Woman died Saturday after being found unresponsive in vehicle Friday while being transported to Central North Correctional Centre
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The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after a 28-year-old woman died Saturday after being arrested in Barrie.

On Thursday night, Barrie police officers arrested the woman in the area of 49 Coulter St. for outstanding warrants. She was taken to the police station and held in a cell, the SIU said in a news release.

On Friday night, Ontario Provincial Police special constables transported the woman from the Barrie police station to the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene. She was found unresponsive in the vehicle and was taken to Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland.

The woman was pronounced dead Saturday in hospital.

A post-mortem is scheduled for May 20.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the lead SIU investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or provide information at