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Snohomish County Jail Death Investigation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 13, 2022


CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
 Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263


EVERETT, Wash. – Around 4 p.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old male inmate was found unresponsive inside a single occupancy cell at the Snohomish County Jail. The male was housed in the jail’s male detox housing module. As deputies were conducting routine vital checks with medical staff, the male was located unresponsive. Corrections staff immediately called a medical emergency and began lifesaving measures. Attempts to resuscitate the inmate were unsuccessful. 


The 32-year-old inmate had been booked into the jail on December 10, 2022, on a fourth-degree assault charge out of the city of Edmonds.  


Following his death, a morbidity review will be conducted.  This is a review of the death from a clinical standpoint and is independent of the death investigation, which is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. 


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