Inmate Death-UPDATE

Date: 12/14/2014

Inmate Death-UPDATE

Inmate Death
Location: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail, Oregon

Deceased Subject: MAYS, Edwin Burl Age: 31 year old male
Bend, Oregon



The State Medical Examiner in Clackamas performed an autopsy on Mays on December 15, 2014. The medical examiner found no physical injuries or internal organ issues and ruled these out as causes of death.

Samples of bodily fluids were taken and submitted for toxicology testing. The results of the testing are expected in thirty days.



On December 14, 2014 at approximately 5:40 pm, Bend Police brought Mays to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail to be booked on charges of Interfering with a Police Officer, Menacing, False Information to a Police Officer, Possession of Heroin, and a parole violation.

At approximately 9:00 pm, Mays began showing signs of medical distress while in the booking area and Deputies began immediate medical care and called Bend Fire and Rescue medics for assistance. Bend Fire and Rescue responded to the jail and assumed medical care. Fire and Rescue medics pronounced Mays deceased after efforts to save him.

Mays’ death appears to be the result of medical issues. An autopsy will be conducted at the earliest possible availability.

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