A 51 year-old female inmate in the Snohomish County Correctional Facility died late Friday night. The woman had been housed in the jail’s medical unit since being booked on July 24th. Corrections staff were checking her status at least every hour since the inmate had been booked. When they arrived at her bedside around 10:30 PM on the 26th, they found her not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was started immediately and paramedics were called. The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene.
A death investigation is being conducted by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office major crimes detectives, as is standard procedure. When the criminal investigation is completed, an administrative investigation will be conducted to assess if there were any policy or procedural violations.
Identification of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of her death, will be determined and released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.