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Jail death still remains officially undetermined

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - After a second opinion autopsy report, the death of an east Texas woman in the Gregg County jail remains undetermined.

In a press conference earlier today, Gregg county Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson says he ordered a second opinion autopsy from a Tarrant county medical examiner for 33-year-old Amy Lynn Cowling.

Cowling's death was officially ruled seizure due to Methadone and Xanax withdrawals.

The Gilmer woman was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. on December 29th after she was found in her jail cell unresponsive.

Jailers removed her from a cell after hours of seizures said to be symptoms of withdrawal from Methadone, and Jameson originally pronounced Cowling dead at the hospital.

Jameson initiated a second opinion from a Tarrant County pathologist with Cowling's autopsy results because the manner of death was left up to Jameson to decide and the cause of death was listed as "probable."

He ruled the manner of death undetermined but said there was no indication or evidence of foul play.

The Tarrant county M.E. noted in his report that the case should remain open and researched further as a suspicious death.

Jameson officially pronounced Cowling's case as closed at this time.

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