MULTNOMAH CO, OR - According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, next of kin notifications are complete and the identity of the deceased inmate has been released.
The deceased is identified as 51-years-old Tera Anne Harris. She was booked into MCSO custody on December 30, 2021.
No further information will be released at this time, as the death investigation is ongoing. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Initial news release on 10/26/23:
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.