EVERETT — One of two inmates who died this month at the Snohomish County Jail has been identified.
Around 8 a.m. Sept. 7, jail staff conducted routine checks on inmates under a medical detox watch, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate, who was sharing a cell with two other inmates, reportedly refused the check.
Medical staff continued with their checks, and returned to the man’s cell 22 minutes later, only to find him “unresponsive,” the sheriff’s office said. CPR efforts were unsuccessful.
The deceased has been identified as Jonathan Reilly, 38, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death was not determined as of Thursday.
Mukilteo police had booked Reilly into the jail less a day earlier on warrants.
On Monday, jail staff found another inmate in the “observation housing unit” unresponsive in his cell, according to the sheriff’s office. Staff members were unable to resuscitate the man.
The cause and manner of the second inmate’s death had not been released, either.
The sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit will investigate both deaths, while the jail will conduct a clinical investigation, or what the sheriff’s office calls a morbidity review.