2nd In-Custody Death Being Investigated

2nd In-Custody Death Being Investigated

Detectives from Major Crimes Bureau are also investigating a second in-custody death of 55-year-old Kyung Pil Chang. Officers responded at 4:39 p.m. yesterday to the Adult Detention Center (ADC) for an inmate found unresponsive in his single cell. Fire and Rescue personnel responded and pronounced Chang deceased. This morning, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy. Preliminarily, there are no signs of foul play. 

On March 29, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., a Sheriff’s deputy found the inmate unresponsive in his quarantine housing cell in the Detention Center. Medical staff and other deputies responded to the scene and rendered aid. Rescue was summoned as life-saving efforts continued in the cell. City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue pronounced the inmate deceased at 4:49 p.m.

Chang was charged on March 25 with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, and practicing as an unlicensed masseuse. He had been in custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and incarcerated at the ADC since his arrest. Detectives are coordinating with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office to gather the facts and circumstances surrounding this death. 

By policy, FCPD investigates all Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in-custody deaths.