In-Custody Death Investigation Underway; Initial Indications Suggest Nothing Suspicious
BY FCPD MEDIA RELATIONS BUREAU ON APRIL 16, 2017
Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred today, Sunday, April 16, at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, located at 10520 Judicial Drive in Fairfax. Sheriff’s deputies discovered a 49-year-old woman unresponsive inside her cell around 9:10 a.m. They began CPR and called for emergency medical personnel, who pronounced her dead.
Detectives responded, as it is our protocol to investigate all in-custody deaths. Detectives have established there were no apparent signs of trauma and the decedent was alone in the cell. She has been incarcerated since Wednesday, April 12.
Her identity will be released once we make appropriate notifications. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death. An update on the investigation will be provided within 30 days or as information becomes available.