Death in custody

By Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey

On the evening of November 16, 2020, a 32-year-old female detainee was discovered unresponsive in a holding cell in the Texas County Jail. Jail staff attempted to provide medical aid to the female and E.M.S. was dispatched. Medical intervention was unsuccessful, and the Texas County Coroner was contacted. Coroner Marie Lasater responded to the jail and pronounced the female dead.

The detainee is identified as Krystal N. Base, age 32, of Licking, Mo. The Sheriff and Coroner notified family members of Base’s death. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating the death at the request of the Sheriff.

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