Rockford Scanner™: Inmate Dies While In Custody At The Winnebago County Jail






Sources are reporting a man has died while in custody in the Winnebago County Jail.  
Sources said 35-year-old Eugene Washington died Monday while in custody at the jail.
He was found unresponsive at the jail, and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Mr Washington has been in the jail since Sept. 2019.
The death is being investigated by the Winnebago-Boone County Integrity Task Force and an autopsy was done yesterday.
We were told the jail went on lock-down and they did a contraband search of the jail with officers and K-9’s.  But that is not confirmed, but the call logs do show k-9 assists at the jail.
Note: The last inmate found dead in the jail that we are aware of was 19 year old Justin Matthews