Suspect dies in custody
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:36pm
Jefferson County Coroner Edward James confirmed the death of an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail in Louisville.
The inmate, Edward John Himes, 52, of Louisville died Sunday, July 23. James said Himes was found in a bed at the jail. Jailors began CPR and called for an ambulance.
James said when the ambulance arrived, CPR was still being administered. EMS staff continued CPR and transported Himes to Jefferson Hospital. James said when he was notified, Himes was already at the hospital. James said he does not have a cause of death at this time.
“I think it’s going to be natural. I did take him to the crime lab,” James said, adding there will be a full autopsy including toxicology and pathology. Results should take between two and four months, the coroner said, adding he investigated the death.
“I got a call at 7:45 a.m. on July 23. I don’t believe he was dead long. I went to the hospital when they called me. We pronounced him dead at the hospital,” James said.
Himes was in the jail charged with nine counts of financial transaction card fraud.
Jailers do a walk around when they begin a shift. The night shift reported seeing Himes during their walk around. Himes was found at about 6 a.m. during the morning walk around by the day shift.