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Tribal police investigate death in jail


A 34-year-old man hanged himself in the tribal corrections center Sept. 24, a press release from Colville Tribal Police stated Tuesday.

Police Chief Cory J. Orr said police responded last week to the Colville Tribal Corrections Center near Nespelem and found Aaron J. Swan in a cleaning closet.

“Mr. Swan had hanged himself with a bed sheet,” Orr stated.

Swan had been in the facility for two days, held on tribal charges of rape and indecent liberties, the release said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs District 8 offices were notified.

Orr said the investigation is active and no other details are being released yet.

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