|Death in the Scott County Jail|
|News Releases - General Info|
|Written by Pamela Bennett|
|Friday, 06 December 2013 14:03|
On December 5, 2013, at approximately 10:16 p.m., correctional officers at the Scott County Jail, while making their security rounds in the housing units, found Oscar Orlando Najera, date of birth 02/02/59, unresponsive. Correctional staff, as well as medical staff, attended to Mr. Najera. Fire and Medic were called and later he was pronounced deceased at Genesis Hospitals at approximately 11:08 p.m. Mr. Najera had been in the Scott County Jail since being booked in on 11/15/13 for the charge of Intoxication 3rd degree. During his book in, he had stated his last known residence was Rock Island, Illinois.
Attempts to locate next of kin have been unsuccessful. Cause of death has not been determined at the present time. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow. Results of toxicology tests are pending.
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