In Custody Death
September 15, 2018
This morning at approximately 4:15 a.m. Levy County
Detention staff discovered a female inmate deceased in her cell. Megan R
Downing (9-28-80) of Williston was in custody after her arrest on September 12,
2018 by the Williston Police Department.
Downing was being housed in the medical department
at the Levy County Detention Facility for unspecified medical issues. She was
under constant video monitoring throughout the night. Staff did not notice any
unusual occurrences.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal
Investigations Division in cooperation with the 8th Circuit Medical
Examiner’s Office is conducting a thorough investigation. At this time the
cause of death has not been determined. No suspicious circumstances have been
Mrs. Downing is survived by her husband and four
children. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.