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Still no identification of Butte woman who died after tasing
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Still no identification of Butte woman who died after tasing


The identity of a 44-year-old Butte woman, who died April 26 after being tased by a Butte-Silver Bow police officer has not yet been released.

Butte-Silver Bow County Coroner Lori Durkin said the body was taken to the Missoula Crime Lab and she is still waiting on their report.

The Butte woman was in a highly agitated state when police arrived at her apartment Sunday, April 26, in the 200 block of Jackson Street.

Officers spoke with the woman from her apartment windows, which she had broken out. Brandishing a knife, she threatened officers, all of whom remained outside. She then set the knife down, but when an officer then tried to enter the apartment, she picked the knife up again and came toward the officer.

Ordered to drop the knife, she continued to walk toward the officer, knife in hand. She was tased and then taken to St. James Healthcare.

While at the hospital, she became unresponsive and died, despite attempts by hospital staff to revive her.


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