Inmate found dead in Yakima County jail cell identified

Inmate found dead in Yakima County jail cell identified
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The Yakima County Coroner has identified the man found dead in a jail cell.

68-year-old Keith Botkin of Bellevue was found lifeless in his cell around 5:25 a.m. on June 7. The Yakima County Department of Corrections said Botkin was staying in the cell alone.

An independent investigation will be conducted by the DOC. The sheriff’s office will also look into the death.

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