Inmate Found Dead At Snohomish County Jail In Everett

September 16, 2020

Police Blotter

This in from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office Wednesday morning.

Snohomish County Jail

The Snohomish County Jail in downtown Everett

Around 5 a.m. this morning, a 34 year-old male inmate was found unresponsive in a single occupant cell in a general housing unit at the Snohomish County Jail. The corrections deputy immediately called a medical emergency and staff began lifesaving efforts. Aid units responded to the jail and took over lifesaving efforts but attempts to resuscitate the inmate were unsuccessful. There were no apparent signs or observations that indicated an obvious cause of death.

The inmate, an Everett resident, had been booked into the jail on July 5, 2020 by the Everett Police Department for second-degree assault with a weapon. At the time of his death, the 34-year-old was being held on $10,000 bail for the assault charge awaiting trial.

Following his death, a morbidity review will be conducted. This is a review of the death from a clinical standpoint and is independent of the death investigation, which is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Late Wednesday afternoon the following was received from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the examination and confirmed the identification of the 34-year-old male found deceased at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Washington on September 16th, 2020. The decedent is Christopher W. Hankins. The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation



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