Death of Spokane County Jail female inmate under investigation


SPOKANE, Wash. -A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.

A spokesperson said the woman was discovered around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Jail staff and medics performed life-saving measures in route, but the woman was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.

Hours later, the woman's cellmate was taken to a hospital for a medical emergency around 10:30 p.m. A spokesman for the county said she was still alive as of Sunday afternoon.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating this situation. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the deceased woman’s identity in addition to cause and manner of death at a later date.

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