Federal Prisoner Found Dead Inside Ector County Correction Center

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - U.S. Marshal's and the Texas Rangers are investigating after a federal prisoner was found dead on Monday morning.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, 51-year-old Vickie Faye Purcell was found unconscious inside her cell at the Ector County Correction Center.

When Purcell was found, emergency officials were called and said that Purcell had already died.

Officials also said that Purcell was being held in a private cell and that foul play is not suspected.

Purcell was arrested last week in connection with a federal methamphetamine case, but the case hadn't gone to trial.