Port Alberni woman dead after being taken into police custody

Investigations into the 18-year-old's death are underway by the province's coroner service and the Independent Investigations Office.

The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Port Alberni woman who died after being taken into custody by the RCMP.

Jocelyn Nynah Marsha George was taken into Port Alberni RCMP cells on Thursday, June 23. She was found the next morning in need of medical attention and was taken to West Coast General Hospital.

George was then airlifted to Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria where she died Friday evening.

No further details were released.