Man found dead in Issaquah jail before release for medical treatment

A 41-year-old man in custody at the Issaquah City Jail was found dead on Saturday night, right before he was going to be released for medical treat...

September 19, 2023
3:02 AM

A 41-year-old man in custody at the Issaquah City Jail was found dead on Saturday night, right before he was going to be released for medical treatment, according to police. The Independent Force Investigative Team — King County is investigating the death, Issaquah police Chief Paula Schwan wrote in an email. Staff were preparing to release the man, who was booked into the jail on Friday, and had called Eastside Fire to take him to a medical facility. When staff opened the door to his cell, he was unresponsive, Schwan said.

Lauren Girgis