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New death reported at Weber County Jail, second in a week

By Rob Nielsen - | Jul 31, 2023

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

The Weber County Jail and sheriff's office is pictured Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

OGDEN — The Weber County Sheriff’s Office has reported another inmate death at the Weber County Jail.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, an inmate died of a medical issue early Monday morning.

“Life-saving measures were quickly initiated and ultimately unsuccessful,” the release said. “The death is currently under investigation and will follow the Weber County Critical Incident Protocol with the Weber County Attorney’s Office heading the investigation. Initial investigation shows that the individual suffered from a medical episode that was not self-inflicted.”

No further details were released before press time.

Monday’s death comes less than a week after another death at the jail.

On July 25, an inmate reportedly was discovered unresponsive. That death also was attributed to a medical episode, according to the initial investigation.

In total, four deaths have been reported at the jail this year — all since April 21 — with three being attributed to medical issues and one being called a suicide.


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