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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Jail Death


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

EVERETT, Wash. –This afternoon at around 2 p.m., a 42 year-old female inmate was found unresponsive in the Snohomish County Jail medical unit.  Medical personnel immediately began CPR and called for additional medical aid.  Aid units responded to the jail but attempts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful.

The inmate, a Tulalip resident, had been booked into the jail on May 21st by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for fourth degree domestic violence assault.

The inmate had been medically screened at booking, placed on a drug and alcohol withdrawal watch and admitted into the medical unit.  She was routinely checked every half hour by medical unit personnel.  

Her death is being investigated by detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  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.