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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Medical examiner names woman who died in Spokane County Jail

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

The woman who died in the Spokane County Jail early Tuesday was Sharona Marie Carroll-Camps, 39, according to the county medical examiner’s office.

She was the ninth person to die in the jail since June 2017. The medical examiner’s office is awaiting toxicology results to determine what caused her death.

According to a statement from county spokesman Jared Webley, which did not refer to Carroll-Camps by name, corrections officers found her unresponsive at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday after her cellmate made a “verbal call for assistance.”

The officers began trying to revive her before fire department personnel and paramedics took over. They gave her one dose of naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, before she was pronounced dead at 3:05 a.m., the statement said.

Court records show Carroll-Camps was sentenced in September to 24 months in a residential drug-treatment program after pleading guilty to two counts of vehicular assault. She was booked into jail in October for driving with a suspended license.

Her death remains under investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2013, the jail has been run by a separate department, Spokane County Detention Services.

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