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Man Dies in Jail Medical Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

A 41 year-old male inmate in custody in the Snohomish County Correctional Facility died this morning.  The man was housed in the jail’s medical facility.  When corrections staff went to check on the inmate, they found him not breathing and unresponsive.  CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene.

A death investigation will be conducted by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives, as is standard.  Release of the inmate’s name, as well as cause and manner of his death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.