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Snohomish County Jail Inmate Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 8, 2021

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

EVERETT, Wash. – Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, a 35-year-old male inmate was found unconscious alone in his cell. The housing unit corrections deputy immediately called a medical emergency and began lifesaving efforts. Aid units responded to the jail and took over lifesaving efforts. The 35-year-old male was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center. He passed away Saturday morning at the hospital. 

The inmate, a Snohomish resident, had been booked into the jail on February 4, 2021 for fourth-degree domestic violence assault, threats to kill domestic violence, and hit and run. While in custody, he was charged with violation of a domestic violence no contact order and witness tampering.

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. Both are completed pursuant to operating protocol for all in custody deaths.

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

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