- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman says a male inmate died Friday evening at the county jail.

Deputy Mark Gregory says a corrections officer conducting a cell check shortly before 7 p.m. found the inmate not breathing. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.

The spokesman says the inmate reportedly had been feeling ill. He was alone when the cell check was conducted.

The inmate was not immediately identified.

Detectives are investigating the death.

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