PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On August 8, 2013 at 10:30 p.m., an offender housed in the Spokane County Jail was discovered unresponsive. Medical assistance was requested and life-saving measures were attempted by Corrections Officers and Nurses, but unfortunately they were unsuccessful.
As with any in custody death, Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Detectives were called to investigate the incident.
While there were other offenders housed in the same dorm, there were no signs of an altercation or obvious signs of trauma. The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death and will release the name of the offender after the next of kin has been notified.