Inmate who committed suicide in Washoe Co. jail identified

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According to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office, an inmate who committed suicide at the Washoe County Jail on Jan. 10 by hanging himself has been identified as 56-year-old Morris Reed of Carson City.

According to the sheriff’s office, at 10:53 a.m. detention facility deputies were notified of a possible medical emergency inside one of the cells.

When deputies arrived at the cell they located a non-responsive adult male inmate on the floor.

Deputies immediately began life-saving measures until medical staff arrived. The inmate was declared deceased by medical staff at 11:25 a.m.

Officials say, the inmate was alone in his cell at the time of the incident.



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