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September 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Woman dies in Snohomish County Jail

The Associated Press EVERETT  — A 62-year-old woman with a history of mental health problems died Tuesday in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the woman is believed to have suffered a medical emergency. She could not be revived by medics. The woman had been living in Compass Health mental health housing in…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Whatcom County Jail inmate dies after hanging herself in cell

An inmate at Whatcom County Jail died after hanging herself in her cell Monday afternoon, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. According to The Bellingham Herald, a corrections deputy who was helping with medication deliveries found Shannon Rose Jefferson, 36, hanging with a bed sheet tied around her neck at about 1:15 p.m. in her cell on…

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