• Woman dies after arrest in Lowell


    LOWELL (AP) — The Middlesex district attorney's office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a holding cell at the Lowell Police Department.

    A spokeswoman for the district attorney says foul play is not suspected in the death yesterday of 31-year-old Alyssa Brame.

    Brame was arrested late Saturday night on prostitution charges. She was later transported to a city hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee confirmed the death. An autopsy is scheduled.

    Brame's mother, Alice Swiridowsky-Muckle, tells The Sun of Lowell that her daughter recently moved to Lowell from Maine and had had a recent bout with pneumonia.

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