Man in custody dies at Washington County Jail
An inmate in the Washington County Jail died Sunday, Sept 16, the Washington County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.
According to the department, a deputy at the jail found one of the jail's inmates — a 43-year-old man — unresponsive in his jail cell at about 9:27 p.m., Sunday.
The deputy radioed for medical backup and began performing CPR on the man, according to deputies. The Hillsboro Fire Department also responded to the scene. Medical crews used a defibrillator on the inmate in an attempt to restart his heart, but there was no response.
The inmate, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.
The man's name will be released when the deceased man's next of kin have been notified of his death. The man's family is believed to live outside the United States. Detectives are reaching out to the appropriate consulate to contact the family.
An autopsy conducted Monday, May 17, determined the man died of natural causes, according to the sheriff's office.
Detectives are conducting an investigation into the man's death, as part of Sheriff's Office protocol.
Sheriff's Office chaplains and therapy dogs are at the jail Tuesday providing support to jails taff and inmates, the Sheriff's Office said.
This story will be updated as more information is released.