Spokane County Sheriff Major Crimes detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.
On Thursday night around 10:30 p.m. an inmate was found unresponsive. Corrections officers and nurses were called and attempted life-saving measures on the inmate but were unsuccessful.
There were no obvious signs of trauma or an altercation.
The medical examiner identified the inmate Friday afternoon as John Edward Murphy, 57. There were no injuries visible on his body and the manner of his death is pending further investigation.