Wash. investigating inmate's deathOctober 3, 2013 @ 1:01 am
MONROE, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Corrections Department is investigating the case of an inmate found dead in his cell two days after he was last seen alive.
The Seattle Times reports that Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis says Jerry Levain Jamison was last seen alive on Sept. 19. The spokesman says it's unclear whether the inmate was alive on Sept. 20. He was found dead in his cell at the Monroe Correctional Complex on Sept. 21.
Lewis says the inmate appeared to be asleep during head counts and he wasn't required to leave his single occupancy cell until the evening of Sept. 21.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says the 49-year-old man died of a heart condition.
Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis tells KOMO-TV that Monroe officers described Jamison's body as "cold to the touch." She says they found him in his bunk with mail on his chest.
Information from The Seattle Times is included in this report.
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