Second 2015 inmate death considered “natural” says FCPD
By Gregg MacDonald Fairfax County Times
Fairfax County police say that the second Fairfax County Adult Detention Center inmate death of 2015 occurred of natural causes and no charges will be filed.
In a report released on Sept. 8, prosecutors decided that no crime was committed in the Feb. 3, 2015 death of Fairfax County Adult Detention inmate Natasha McKenna, 37, who died in custody after being Tasered several times by Sheriff’s deputies while under restraint.
Today, detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division report they are in the final stages of their investigation regarding the second in-custody death this year of Paul Guida, which occurred on Oct. 17, while he also was an inmate at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Guida, who was in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office had been housed in the infirmary and was found unresponsive around 11 p.m. An autopsy was conducted on Oct. 19.
The police department says it has received the final report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner which notes the manner of death as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with diabetes mellitus contributing. “The manner of death was determined to be natural,” they said in a release.
“Detectives are concluding their final reports and documentation of their investigation for submission to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County for final review,” the release states. “The Fairfax County Police Department will provide an update when the case has been submitted, which is expected to be within the next thirty days.”