Jail inmate who died of suicide identified

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Updated: July 8, 2012, 9:55 PM

 
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TThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who committed suicide on Saturday in the Clark County Jail as Lee Evan Dow, 25, of Vancouver.

Dow died by hanging himself, a press release said.

He was booked into the jail on April 24 on suspicion of tampering with a witness — domestic violence; second-degree assault — domestic violence; assault— domestic violence; fourth-degree assault; and fugitive of justice.

The sheriff’s office said Dow also was accused of possession of a controlled substance — cocaine — in Clackamas County, Ore.

An investigation continues.

It was the second suicide in the jail in the past week. On July 1, Shawn Rahier, 42, hanged himself in the jail