updated 11/1/2007 11:58:45 AM ET 2007-11-01T15:58:45

A new witness account says a New York woman who died in police custody during an airport layover may have ordered liquor during her trip to an Arizona rehab program.

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The Phoenix Police Department has released more than 200 pages of documents about the September death of Carol Anne Gotbaum. The documents show a member of the flight crew recalls serving Gotbaum a cocktail in the galley. But a passenger said she didn't see Gotbaum drink alcohol.

Gotbaum died during a layover at Sky Harbor International Airport on September 28th. Authorities say she was arrested for disorderly conduct after she became irate when denied boarding. She was later found dead in a holding cell.

Authorities still don't know how the 45-year-old woman died. They are awaiting results of lab tests before issuing a final report.

Gotbaum's relatives have accused police of manhandling Gotbaum. They have hired their own team of experts to investigate the case.

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