MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR - According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at about 5:10 p.m., an adult in custody was found unresponsive in their cell at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
A corrections deputy immediately called for jail medical staff and corrections and medical personnel began performing life saving measures. Despite those efforts, the adult in custody was pronounced deceased by AMR paramedics.
As standard protocol, the East County Major Crimes Team responded to perform the death investigation, in conjunction with the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
The person’s identity is being withheld until next of kin notifications are completed.
Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Medical Examiner’s Office. No further comment will be made at this time.