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News Release
Update: Adult in Custody death - 11/29/22

The deceased individual is identified as 55-year-old Kenneth Lynn Hurley.

An autopsy was completed by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner which did not reveal any evidence of a homicide. The cause and manner of death will be determined upon receipt of lab results.

Per standard protocol for all in-custody deaths, the MCSO Detectives Unit was assigned to perform the death investigation. No further comment is available.

Press release Nov. 21, 2022:

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a 55-year-old male adult in custody (AIC) was found unresponsive in his cell in the Multnomah County Detention Center. Corrections deputies and Corrections Health staff immediately began providing medical care. Paramedics arrived, and ultimately pronounced the man deceased. 

The AIC was booked into our custody on Thursday, November 17. 

As is standard protocol, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit responded and is conducting a death investigation in conjunction with the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The name of the AIC is not being released, pending next of kin notification.

No further comment will be made at this time. 

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