Woman arrested in death of B.C. jail inmate

One woman is arrested in connection with the death of another female inmate at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge.

April Peregooda, 51, of Vernon was found unresponsive in Alouette Correctional Centre Friday

The B.C. Government announced the completion of a new building at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge in Oct. 2012. An inmate of the jail died last week, and police have since deemed the death a homicide. (CBC)

One woman was arrested Monday in connection with the death of another female inmate at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, in Maple Ridge, B.C., police say.

On Friday, 51-year-old April Peregooda was found unresponsive by jail staff and taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Peregooda, who lived in Vernon before incarceration, had been in jail for seven months.

Officials are waiting for autopsy results to confirm how she died but Ridge Meadows RCMP, suspecting foul play, called the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to investigate.

IHIT says the investigation has just begun, and is hoping to learn more about a possible motive by speaking to other inmates.

No charges have been laid.