Cmdr. William Hayes said Friday that the Seattle woman was found unresponsive early Thursday during a headcount. Jail officers called for the health staff and 911 was notified but the woman was pronounced dead.
Hayes says she was booked into the jail Jan. 25 on multiple misdemeanor charges. She was not immediately identified.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death. Hayes says Seattle police will investigate. Detention officials and local public health officials also review jail-related deaths.
More Northwest Headlines
1 dead, 2 injured in drive-by shooting in Federal Way Tacoma recycling company fined again for toxic spill 1:09 p.m. State fines Seattle terminal operator for health, safety violations 1:08 p.m. Washington cranberry growers anxious for fall rain at harvest 1:07 p.m. $500,000 bail set for man accused of Blaine shooting 1:05 p.m. King County sheriff’s deputy to be fired for sleeping on job 1:04 p.m. Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos 1:02 p.m. Tacoma lighthouse coming down because of structural problems 1:06 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.