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Inmate dies at King County jail in Kent after hanging himself | Update

An inmate died Dec. 26 in the King County jail inside the Regional Justice Center in Kent. - Kent Reporter, file photo
An inmate died Dec. 26 in the King County jail inside the Regional Justice Center in Kent.
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An inmate in custody at the King County jail in Kent died on Thursday, Dec. 26, after he hanged himself.

The 39-year old Seattle man was found unresponsive by jail staff at 6:01 p.m. at the Maleng Regional Justice Center, according to a King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention media release.

Travis C. Anderson, died from asphyxiation by hanging and ruled the death a suicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday.

Lifesaving measures were started immediately by jail and medical staff. At 6:12 p.m., Medic 1 arrived, continuing lifesaving measures. At 6:30 p.m., Anderson was pronounced dead.

Anderson was booked Dec. 16 into the King County jail in Seattle by the Renton Police Department on felony probation violation and investigation of violation of protection order. He was transferred Dec. 17 to the Kent facility.

As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health – Seattle & King County to conduct an investigation.

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