A 68-year-old inmate in the Yakima County jail was found dead in his cell on the 4th floor of the facility on Friday. Yakima County Corrections officers found the man dead in his 4th floor cell at about 5:25 a.m. on Friday. He was the only person in the cell. The man hasn't been identified. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death. The inmates name hasn't been released.
The Yakima County Sheriff's office is investigating and the Yakima County Department of Corrections is conducting an independent internal investigation.