Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Inmate Death

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Inmate Death

SCSO Public Information Officer Jason Mower says the individual was found unresponsive just before noon today and pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office reports that a death investigation is underway at the Sweetwater County Detention Center.

Department Public Information Officer Jason Mower said the individual, temporarily housed pending alleged state criminal charges, was found unresponsive at around 11:54 a.m. today 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 the inmate was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:19 p.m. this afternoon. The person’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin and necessary familial arrangements.

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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.