Franklin County Inmate Dies of Apparent Suicide

(Pasco, WA) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports an inmate who was found dead inside a cell, passed away from an apparent suicide. Authorities say Jesus Payan was found dead Friday night. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, Payan died by hanging. He was housed by himself in a cell designed to monitor inmates for signs of Coronavirus. Payan was due to be released into the jail’s general population within 48 hours of his death. He was 23-years-old and in the jail for assault and robbery 1st degree, along with an active hold from Washington State Department of Corrections on a previous conviction.

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