Alcohol a factor in woman’s death at jail, M.E. finds

EVERETT — A woman who died in July at the Snohomish County Jail apparently succumbed to the effects of chronic alcohol abuse.

Kathleen Ann Swann-Deutsch, 51, of Woodinville, died of natural causes, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office said Tuesday. Contributing factors were alcoholic ketoacidosis — an imbalance in the blood associated with problem drinking — and probable alcohol withdrawal, the medical examiner determined.

Swann-Deutsch tested at nearly four times the legal blood alcohol limit when she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on July 24. Two days later, she became the eighth inmate to die at the Snohomish County Jail since 2010.

A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigation into her death is wrapping up. Detectives have been awaiting autopsy results on the cause and manner of her death.

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

In Uniform

A collection of news and events about and for active duty military and veterans.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Soroptimists honor Navy Junior ROTC commander

Soroptimist International of Everett recently recognized Everett High School Navy Junior ROTC… Continue reading

For happy, nervous teens, it was a big day to be in the band

Nearly 2,000 students from 17 schools gather in Everett for the Puget Sound Festival of bands

Most Read