DEATH INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED AT DETENTION CENTER

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of an in-custody death at the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center.
On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, at approximately 0637 hours, as Officers were serving breakfast, Mr. Ralph Wyatt Ramsay was found deceased in the Navajo County Adult Detention Center where he was being held on pending litigation for criminal charges of sexual conduct with a minor. Mr. Ramsay was alone in the cell at the time of his death.
The Coconino County Office of the Medical Examiner is assisting in the investigation of Mr. Ramsay’s death to determine the cause and manner of his death. The investigation of Mr. Ramsay’s death is being conducted by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation division in conjunction with the medical examiner’s office.