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Autopsy results released after Bonneville County Jail inmate found dead

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 5/16/24: Investigators with the Tri-County Sheriff’s Association and the Bonneville County Coroner’s Office have concluded the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jarred Scott Wallander at the Bonneville County Jail on Feb.13, 2024.

Authorities say deputies discovered Wallander unresponsive in his cell around 2:00 a.m., and despite life-saving measures were unable to resuscitate him. 

The investigation revealed Wallander was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on Feb. 10 after being arrested for outstanding warrants and drug charges. Deputies had placed Wallander on a medical watch protocol based on information discovered in the booking process, housing him in a cell where he could be appropriately monitored. Deputies discovered Wallander unresponsive in the early morning hours during a regular check of his cell but were unable to revive him.

An autopsy was coordinated through the Bonneville County Coroner’s Office with the assistance of a forensic pathologist with the Ada County Coroner’s Office. Autopsy results revealed Wallander suffered from an undetected acute medical condition that ultimately caused his death.

No other acute injuries or trauma that would have contributed to death were identified.

ORIGINAL 2/13/24: Deputies found a Bonneville County Jail inmate dead Tuesday morning.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says just after 2 a.m. they found 39-year-old Jarred Scott Wallander unresponsive in his cell.

They say deputies began life-saving efforts until an emergency crews arrived.

Wallander was declared dead at the scene.

Deputies from Bannock and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices are investigating his death.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available at this time.

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