Death at detention center being investigated

A death investigation is underway at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, sheriff’s office spokesperson Jason Mower announced last week.

The individual, temporarily housed pending alleged state criminal charges, was found unresponsive at around 11:54 a.m. Thursday morning, Aug. 18, during a routine residence check at the facility. Sheriff’s deputies and in-house medical staff immediately initiated life-saving measures while awaiting the arrival of emergency medical services and until pronounced deceased at approximately 12:19 p.m. in the afternoon.

The person’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin and necessary familial arrangements.

As is standard operating procedure at the sheriff’s office, the cause and manner of death remains under open investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.


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