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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
 

Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety

April 8, 2016

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Death at Washington County Jail

This is a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. This is NOT a press release directly from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The below press release is being sent out via the DCI Public Information Officer on behalf of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

On April 7, 2016, at approximately 11:08 pm the Washington County Jail called and reported an unresponsive male.  Jail staff conducted CPR until Washington County Ambulance arrived at the scene.  The Washington County Medical Examiner was notified and pronounced the male subject deceased.  The deceased male subject was identified as Everette William Christner, 34, of North English.  An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, on Monday April 11, 2016.  No addition information will be released pending the autopsy results.

Per Washington County Sheriff’s Office policy, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) responded and will be assisting with the incident.

Responding agencies include the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Ambulance, Washington Police Department, and Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

Any questions please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 319-653-2107.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
 

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