28-year-old deemed homicide victim in latest probe of inmate deaths at Nisqually jail Read more here: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article245722615.html#storylink=cpy
September 17, 2020
The Thurston County Coroner's Office has determined the death of a 28-year-old Native American man who became unresponsive three days after he was booked into the Nisqually jail, then died in an Olympia hospital, was a homicide.
The Coroner's Office finished its nearly 9-month investigation into the death of Joseph Cagey, who was a member of the Lummi Nation and who family members say had been living on the tribe's reservation west of Bellingham, last week.
Lummi Tribal Police arrested Cagey on Dec. 18, 2019, and booked him into the Nisqually jail on a suspected drug paraphernalia possession violation, The Olympian reported, based on jail records at the time.