Update – Cause and Manner of Inmate’s Death Released

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has informed detectives with our Major Crimes Division that it has determined that the cause of death of Kelly Maurice Scott was

“Acute Peritonitis due to Perforated Duodenal Ulcer” and the manner of death was “Natural.” The final autopsy report is not yet complete. Scott was found unresponsive in his cell at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Deputies called the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) 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.

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(September 6, 2016)   Update Inmate’s Identity Released

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division located next of kin of the inmate who passed away at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) on Saturday, September 3. He has been identified as Kelly Maurice Scott, 53, of Herndon. Scott had been incarcerated at the ADC since his arrest on September 15, 2015.

The autopsy was completed on Monday, September 5 by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the cause and manner of death will be included in their formal report.

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office personnel continue to cooperate fully with the Fairfax County Police Department’s criminal investigation.

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(Release date 09/03/16) In-Custody Death Investigation at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office personnel called the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) at 6:41 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, to report that a 53-year-old, male inmate had been found unresponsive in his cell. Sheriff’s deputies immediately initiated CPR. Rescue personnel arrived at 6:45, police personnel arrived at 6:53. After extensive efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful; he was pronounced dead. As protocol dictates, Police Department personnel from the Crime Scene Section and detectives from the Major Crimes Division responded to conduct an investigation. The operation of the Adult Detention Center (ADC) is overseen by the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased inmate had been incarcerated at the ADC since September 15, 2015. He was assigned to a Direct Supervision Unit where inmates are routinely checked every 30 minutes. The Sheriff’s Office and the Police Department are working collectively to gather all information and to thoroughly document the situation. Nothing appears suspicious at this time.

The deceased inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

The average daily inmate population in the ADC is 1,050.

To view the Sheriff’s Office release of information regarding this incident, click here; http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff/news/2016/in-custody-death.htm

All information contained in this release is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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