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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Inmate found unresponsive committed suicide


Justin Slayton | The Gazette

The Whitman County Jail in Colfax.

COLFAX - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled hanging as the cause of death for Nicholas Bunch, 40, of Garfield.

Corrections officers found Bunch hanging in his cell while conducting a regular round in the afternoon on Monday, June 12. Officers immediately notified Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and began lifesaving measures.

"We found the guy, and we at least got a heartbeat back," said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers.

Bunch was transported to the emergency room at the Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinic before he was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center via L...

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