King County jail inmate dies after being found unconscious in cell

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SEATTLE — A 38-year-old inmate who was found unconscious in his King County Correctional Facility cell later died.

Jail officials say the 38-year-old male inmate died Monday.

The staff and medics performed life-saving measures he was found unconscious at about 6:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m.

The inmate, who lived in Kenmore, was jailed on June 12 after being arrested on an assault charge and for violating a no-contact order.

The King County Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death.

The Seattle Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.