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Spokane detectives investigating in-custody death

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Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating an in-custody death. Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating an in-custody death.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death of an inmate Monday at the Spokane County Jail.

At around 4:30 p.m., a Spokane County Corrections Officer discovered an unresponsive female inmate while conducting a cell check. The Corrections Officer called for medical assistance and began life-saving efforts. Spokane City Fire and medical personnel were called and arrived within minutes, but the efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful.

The inmate was by herself at the time.

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies and Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. It is standard procedure to immediately investigate any in-custody death to determine the facts.

The name of the inmate has not been released yet. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office.

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