EVERETT, Wash. — Authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old woman in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett.
The Seattle Times reports a corrections deputy discovered the woman needing medical help in her cell around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The sheriff’s office says the deputy called medics and began CPR but those efforts were unsuccessful and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Everett police booked the woman into jail on Jan. 19 on suspicion of domestic violence and criminal trespassing. The sheriff’s office described her as transient.
Medical staff initially “declined to accept the inmate for pre-existing medical conditions” and sent her to Providence Regional Medical Center, the release says. There, staff cleared her for jail booking.
No further information was available.