An inmate in the jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent died in his cell Friday night.

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An inmate in the jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent died in his cell Friday night, according to the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention.

Jail staff found the 27-year-old Burien man unresponsive in his single-person cell at about 7 p.m. during a routine security check. Jail, medical staff and county medics tried to resuscitate the inmate, but he was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m.

The inmate had been booked into the jail last Tuesday on a warrant.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

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The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health – Seattle & King County to conduct an internal investigation. Kent police will also conduct an independent investigation.