Man Dies in Arlington County Detention Facility

Published on November 11, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. - Jitesh Patel, 43, died in the early hours of November 11, after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Arlington County Detention Facility.


Arlington County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Nurses began immediate resuscitation efforts after finding Mr. Patel, before Fire Department rescue units arrived. He was pronounced dead by Medic 110 at 0605 hours at the scene. 


Mr. Patel had been incarcerated since July 26, 2018 awaiting trial after being charged with Homicide


His family was informed of his death this afternoon.


Cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Following standard procedure, the death is being investigated by the Arlington County Police Department. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. King of the Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703.228.4243 or at seking@arlingtonva.usTo report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477).