Snohomish County Officials Investigate Jail Death February 02, 2018
Death at the county jail
(EVERETT, WA.) – Snohomish County officials are investigating the death of a woman at the county jail located at 3025 Oakes Ave. in Everett.
A sheriff’s office statement says that about 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon a corrections deputy found a 62 year-old woman 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,” said spokeswoman Shari Ireton of the Sheriff’s Office.
The inmate 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, said Ireton. The inmate 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.