Inmate Died of Natural Causes, FCPD Says

Fairfax County Police A Herndon man who died in his cell at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center last week expired from natural causes due to a stomach ailment, the county medical examiner has determined.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says the 53-year-old’s cause of death was “Acute Peritonitis due to Perforated Duodenal Ulcer” and the manner of death was “Natural,” Fairfax County Police said.

The final autopsy report is not yet complete.

Scott was found unresponsive in his cell at the detention center about 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Deputies called the Department of Public Safety Communications at 6:41 a.m. and immediately initiated CPR. Rescue personnel arrived at 6:45 am, and after extensive efforts to revive the inmate proved unsuccessful, they pronounced Scott dead.

Scott was assigned to a Direct Supervision Unit, where inmates are routinely checked every 30 minutes. Police said nothing appeared to be suspicious.

Scott had been at the detention center since his arrest in September 2015 on a probation violation for previous drug charges. Scott was the third inmate to die of natural causes at the jail over the past year.

Recent Stories

LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual/agender, and other gender and sexual minority identities (via Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash) Students and staff in the LGBTQIA+ community expressed relief yesterday…

With giving Tuesday on the horizon, the season of charity and gift-giving has arrived. A number of local organizations have launched year-end campaigns and donations drives. We’ve rounded up some…

Meet Comical Coco, an adult chi mix, a 15-pound happy little guy who is reportedly great with other dogs and kids. Here’s what Stone’s friends at Safe Haven Puppy Rescue…

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, many local entities and organizations will be closed. Fairfax County government offices and Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 25)…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list