Woman found dead in cell at Gregg County Jail

Amy Lynn Cowling
Amy Lynn Cowling

LONGVIEW, TX - Gregg County Sheriff's office along with the Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a woman who was incarcerated at the Gregg County Jail.

Staff members found Amy Lynn Cowling, 33, of Gilmer unresponsive in a separation cell at the North facility just before midnight, Tuesday. Cowling was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center and was deceased on arrival.

Captain Mike Claxton said, "Late Tuesday night Jailers discovered Cowling, and a team from the medical staff responded and immediately administered CPR to her".

Longview Fire Department paramedics were called to the facility at 12:22 a.m. and picked up Cowling. They arrived at the hospital trauma room by 12:39 a.m.

Cowling had been in custody since December 24.

Sheriff's procedure is that custodial death investigations are worked by the Texas Rangers with assistance from the Sheriff Investigators.

Judge BH Jameson ordered an autopsy examination to be performed on Cowling at the Southeast Texas Forensic Center in Tyler.

The results of that procedure will likely be learned in the coming days.