YPSILANTI (AP) – Authorities say a 47-year-old woman in prison for larceny was found dead in an apparent suicide.

Prisons spokesman Russ Marlan said officers found Barbara Gawronski hanging from the back door to her cell Wednesday night at the Huron Valley prison for women. She hadn’t been in custody very long after pleading guilty last year to larceny in Livingston County. Her minimum prison sentence was one year.

Marlan said the death is under investigation. He says Gawronski’s cellmate was not present at the time.

Marlan said there were three suicides at the women’s prison in 2010 and none in 2009. 
  
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