A 42-year-old female inmate died Thursday while in custody at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, the sheriff’s office said.
The woman was found unresponsive in the jail’s medical unit around 2 p.m. Medical personnel began CPR and called for additional medical aid, but attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.
The Tulalip woman had been booked into the jail Monday by the sheriff’s office on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic violence assault. She had been medically screened at booking and placed on drug- and alcohol-withdrawal watch. She was checked every half hour by medical-unit personnel, the sheriff’s office said.
Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office major-crimes unit are investigating her death. A review of the death from a clinical standpoint, independent of the death investigation, will also be conducted. The woman’s name has not been released.
The woman’s death is the 10th at the jail since 2010. The most recent death occurred on Jan. 13; 24-year-old inmate Lindsey M. Kronberger was found unresponsive in her cell in the jail’s medical unit and was pronounced dead at the scene. Kronberger died from probable heart problems, dehydration and opiate withdrawal, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.