Jail Death 9-17-2013


Moab, Utah—September 19, 2013

On September 17, 2013, at approximately 4:45 PM, Lisa Deanna Raynor of Castle Dale, Utah was discovered unconscious in her cell at the Grand County Jail. CPR was administered, but Ms. Raynor was later pronounced dead by EMTs with Grand County Emergency Medical Services. At the time of her death, Ms. Raynor was being housed in a single-person cell awaiting transport to the Utah State Prison where she had recently been sentenced by the Seventh Judicial District Court for a probation violation. It is believed that Ms. Raynor’s death was a suicide. However, as required by Utah law, the cause and manner of Ms. Raynor’s death is being independently investigated by the Moab City Police Department and by the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Those investigations are now in progress.