Male inmate dies at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent | Update

Man identified; died from cardiovascular disease

A 60-year-old male inmate who died Monday evening while housed in the King County jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent has been identified.

Lawrence Cruickshank died from hypertensive cardiovascular disease, according to a Thursday report from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention reported on Tuesday that an inmate had died in the jail.

As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention worked with Public Health – Seattle & King County to conduct an internal investigation. The Kent Police Department also investigated the death.

According to jail records, Cruickshank was booked last August on multiple charges that included several violations of no-contact orders. He remained in custody until his death.


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