Lincoln County Jail inmate discovered deceased

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Lincoln County Jail Corrections Officers found an inmate who was unresponsive and not breathing. Merrill Fire Department EMS were called, and life-saving measures were conducted by Lincoln County Corrections Officers and Merrill Fire Department Paramedics. The subject was transported to Merrill Aspirus Hospital where the subject was pronounced deceased. The subject has been identified as 40-year-old Meghan J. Kobach, who had been arrested earlier the evening prior for second offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
The Langlade County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln County Coroners’ Office are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. The State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections has been notified, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an internal review of the incident.

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