An inmate who died at the Benton County jail recently had a preexisting heart condition and died of natural causes, according to the Benton County Coroner’s Office.
Jose Francisco Ramirez-Roque, 29, collapsed Sept. 20 in the recreation yard of the jail. He died a short time later at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.
An autopsy was performed by the Coroner's Office this week.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office investigated the circumstances surrounding the death.