Sheriff’s Office Investigates Jail Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 1, 2018

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

EVERETT, Wash. –Today around 2:30 p.m., a corrections deputy found a 62 year-old female in her cell in need of medical attention. He immediately called for medical aid and began CPR.  Attempts to revive the inmate by jail staff and responding emergency medical personnel were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The inmate, a transient, had been booked into the jail on January 19th by Everett Police for a 2nd degree domestic violence/criminal trespass warrant. The medical staff in booking initially declined to accept the inmate for pre-existing medical conditions and requested a booking medical clearance.  She was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center, where she was cleared for booking and transported back to the jail.

Her death is being investigated by detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, per policy.  A review of the death from a clinical standpoint will also be conducted, independent of the death investigation.

The identity of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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