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September 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Inmate hangs himself in Snohomish County Jail

EVERETT (AP) — The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says a 19-year-old found dead in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail hanged himself.

The sheriff’s office says Travis A. Nelson-Martinez of Sultan had been screened when he was booked into jail and there were no concerns he was suicidal.

Guards found him hanging in his cell late Tuesday and he could not be revived. He had been jailed for court hearings in an Arlington theft case.

The Daily Herald reports at least 11 people have died in the county jail in Everett since 2010. The previous death was a 42-year-old Tulalip woman who died in the jail in May from liver disease.

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