Examiner: Woman Died of Natural Causes During Police Transport
Mary Jean Martin, of Oakton, died of complications from heart disease
Mary Jean Martin, who died during a police transport in April, died of natural causes, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Martin, 85, of Stuart Mill Road in Oakton, died of a tear in her aorta caused by hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Martin died April 24 during a police transport from Inova Fairfax Hospital to Woodburn Mental Health in Annandale after behaving irrationally and exhibiting mental confusion during an examination, police said.
During the transport, Martin experienced medical distress, police said. Officers summoned rescue personnel and began CPR. Martin was transported back to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.