Oklahoma County Detention Center Detainee Found Dead In Jail Holding Area, Authorities Say

Thursday, June 24th 2021, 10:23 pm
By: News 9


Authorities said a detainee at the Oklahoma County Detention Center was found dead Thursday.

According to the news release, the man was found at approximately 4 p.m. in the holding area of the jail by an ODOC staff member.

Life saving measures were immediately started but were unsuccessful, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded and assisted at the scene.

The state Medical Examiner will conduct a full examination and release the findings at a later date.

The name of the detainee is not being released until the family is notified.

At least 11 people have died at the jail since July.