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Amy Cowling's autopsy indicates seizures from withdrawal

By Robyn Claridy rclaridy@news-journal.com
April 18, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.


A second opinion is being sought after an autopsy report for 33-year-old Amy Lynn Cowling revealed her cause of death was "probable" seizure due to methadone and prescription drug withdrawals.

Cowling, of Gilmer, was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. on Dec. 29 after she was found unresponsive in her Gregg County Jail cell. She was removed from the cell after hours of seizures said to be symptoms of withdrawal from methadone, former jail Cpl. Kashena Davis said at the time.

Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson, who pronounced Cowling dead at the hospital, said he is seeking 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."

Jameson said once he gets results from the second pathologist he will determine whether the manner of death was accidental, undetermined, natural causes, foul play, etc.

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