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Inmate of King County Jail dies at Harborview Medical Center

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A Seattle woman who was being held at the King County Jail died Monday at Harborview Medical Center, after being found in medical distress in her cell.

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Inmate of King County Jail dies at Harborview Medical Center

41-year old Seattle woman found Friday in medical distress in her cell

A Seattle woman who was being held at the King County Jail died Monday at Harborview Medical Center, after being found in medical distress in her cell.

The 41-year old woman was booked into the jail in downtown Seattle last Tuesday, March 20, for investigation of felony domestic violence assault.

On Friday morning, March 23, an officer found the woman in medical distress in her cell and called for assistance. Jail Health staff and Medic One responded to the scene and the woman was rushed to Harborview, where she died Monday, March 26 at 6:19 p.m.

A determination regarding the cause and manner of death is pending from the King County Medical Examiner. Public Health - Seattle & King County is seeking permission from family members to release further details.

As part of the standard review process for all jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is working with Public Health to conduct an internal investigation.



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