*** For Immediate Release***
February 25, 2013
Contact: Trooper Jeff Sevigney
Jail Death Investigation Update
The Spokane County Medical Examiner made positive identification of the individual who died yesterday at the Spokane County Jail, 33 year old Christopher James Parker. An autopsy was performed today and the results are pending.
The SIRR Team has completed all interviews of jail staff involved in the incident. Detectives also made attempts to contact witnesses and relatives in the area where Parker was contacted by the Spokane Police Department early Sunday morning after 911 was called. Video from the jail’s booking area has been retrieved by detectives and will be included in the investigation. The Washington State Patrol will be the managing agency for this incident.
The SIRR team is composed of members of the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sherriff’s Office and the Spokane Police Department.