Prisoner dies at Colville tribal jail

— A 34-year-old man died Sept. 24 at the Colville Tribal Corrections Center.

Colville Tribal Police responded to the center at 10 p.m. and found Aaron J. Swan dead in a cleaning closet, police Chief Cory J. Orr said Oct. 1. Swan apparently hanged himself with a bed sheet.

He had been in the facility for two days on suspicion of rape and indecent liberties.

Orr said the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs' district office were notified.

"The investigation is active and no other details are being released at this time," he said.

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