According to Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Department the cause of death for detainee Rebecca Esterline-Brixey was ruled as natural causes.
An autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner, who determined Brixey died of complications of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The autopsy found Brixey suffered from significant alcohol.
Brixey was arrested and transported to DBDC on Nov. 30 for public intoxication. Brixey was also serving 120 court ordered days related to a parole violation by the Arkansas Community Correction.
On Dec. 8, Brixey was found sometime before 9:34 a.m. unresponsive in her cell.