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Murder Suspect Found Dead In Spokane County Jail

Jordan was a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened near GU in Dec. 2010 Jordan was a suspect in a fatal shooting that happened near GU in Dec. 2010

SPOKANE, Wash. - A 25-year-old inmate was discovered deceased in his Spokane County Jail cell Saturday morning.

Tristan N. Jordan was being held on a Second-Degree Murder charge after he shot and killed his girlfriend in the Gonzaga district.  He was booked into jail in December after undergoing treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jordan had a cellmate who told deputies that he last saw him moving in his bunk about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.  The death was discovered when deputies arrived to serve breakfast about 6:30 a.m.

Sheriff's major crimes detectives were called to the jail to investigate the death and reported finding nothing suspicious. 

Cause of death won't be confirmed until after autopsy and toxicology tests which may take several weeks.

Relatives of the decedent were reached late Saturday evening and were expected to notify other next of kin overnight. 

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