Ada County Sheriff’s investigators and Coroner’s officials are working to determine what caused the death of a male inmate at the Ada County Jail Thursday morning.
A definitive cause of death has not yet been established for 42-year-old David L. McClure, who was booked into the jail early Wednesday evening.
There were no signs of foul play and no obvious traumatic injuries visible on McClure. It appears he died in his sleep.
Deputies booked McClure into the jail just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, after Boise Police brought him in on a failure to appear warrant.
McClure showed no significant signs of physical distress or intoxication during his intake assessment, and was placed in the closed custody unit, which is where most inmates are held while staff determines their proper housing assignment.
Deputies in the jail’s closed custody unit did a visual check on McClure every 30 minutes, which is standard operating procedure for management of inmates.
McClure was discovered to be unresponsive during the standing head count at 7 a.m.
Deputies and health services staff immediately began first aid, including CPR, and called for paramedics. McClure was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives continue to investigate the case. Ada County Coroner’s Office officials have listed the cause and manner of death for McClure as pending, and are waiting for the results of toxicology tests.