Washington State Casino Winner’s Death Caused By Meth, Autopsy Shows

Posted on: June 21, 2021, 05:44h. 

Last updated on: June 21, 2021, 11:30h.

A Spokane, Wash., woman died from a methamphetamine overdose, a local medical examiner has ruled. A few days before her death in February, she won a jackpot at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

It is unknown how much money Jones had won at the casino
The apartment building in Spokane, Wash. where Jenny Jones was discovered. She passed away in her apartment in February soon after winning a casino jackpot. Her death was ruled accidental from a meth overdose. (Image: KREM)

Last week, the Spokane County Medical Examiner also said the passing of Jenny Jones, 46, was accidental, according to local media reports.

In February, she was found inside her apartment. Police at that time described Jones’ passing as “suspicious.”

Case Closed

However, with the recent ruling by the medical examiner, no charges will be filed. The investigation was closed, according to the Spokesman-Review, a newspaper based in Spokane.

In February, Jones told her mother over the phone she won while playing at Northern Quest casino. Her phone then went dead.

Her mother and stepfather became worried and went to her apartment for a wellness check. Her stepfather found her passed away. She was face down in the living room, according to police reports. There was blood on her face and shirt.

A small knife was nearby. The door to the apartment was unlocked.

It is unknown how much money Jones had won at the casino.

Suspected Heart Ailment

Jones’ relatives initially attributed the death to a chronic heart condition. On Feb. 25, a poster on Casino.org who identified himself as Curtis Moore and Jones’ fiance wrote, “Jenny passed away from heart complications — a condition she was born with and has lived a normal, happy life with.”

Relatives and friends also criticized the news media’s coverage of her passing.

The Northern Quest is owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe. It is located in Airway Heights, which is about nine miles west of Spokane.