A Lacey man who died after being booked at the Nisqually Jail on Sunday suffered a heart attack, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.
James F. Gandy, 53, suffered “acute thrombosis of the right coronary artery due to arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease,” Coroner Gary Warnock said Tuesday, reading from Gandy’s autopsy report.
Warnock said Gandy’s manner of death is classified as natural causes. Gandy suffered no injuries, except for several fractured ribs that likely were broken when medics attempted CPR, Warnock added.
Paramedics were sent to the jail, at Yelm Highway and state Route 510, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of an unresponsive inmate. Gandy was subsequently pronounced dead. He had been booked into the jail Sunday afternoon by the Lacey Police Department on suspicion of domestic violence.
The Thurston County Critical Incident Team, consisting of detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater police departments, is investigating Gandy’s firstname.lastname@example.org