Female inmate, 40, dies at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent

Medical examiner to determine cause, manner of death

A 40-year-old female inmate died Thursday, July 30, while housed at the King County jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death, according to a Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention news release. The name of the inmate has not yet been released.

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 internal investigation. The Kent Police Department also will conduct an independent investigation.


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