Kenmore man dies while in custody at King County Correctional Facility

Michael Clinard, a 38-year-old male inmate who had lived in Kenmore, died Monday night in his single cell at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

The staff and Medic One team performed life-saving measures immediately after he was found unconscious in his cell at about 6:45 p.m. Clinard was pronounced deceased at 7:10 p.m.

According to the King County Medical Examiner’s office the manner of death was suicide.

Clinard was booked into the facility on June 12 after being arrested for an alleged assault and violating a no-contact order.

Capt. Troy Bacon with the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention said Clinard had a short booking history with them — only one previous booking to last month.

Bacon said there have been other deaths in the facility’s history — just as there have been in other parts of the community, unfortunately.

As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention worked with Public Health — Seattle & King County to conduct an internal investigation. The Seattle Police Department has also conducted an independent investigation.