Inmate Death

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Detention and Corrections
- Detention Investigation Unit (DIU)
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/Homicide Unit

Larry B. Rowe
DOB: 09/14/1978
Address: Florida Department of Corrections

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the death of a Pinellas County Jail inmate that died at local hospital.

When:
The inmate was transported to the hospital at about 9:50 a.m., on March 12, 2017.

The inmate died at about 6 p.m. on March 15, 2017.

Where:
The inmate was being held in a medical housing area at the Pinellas County Jail located at 14400 49th Street North, in Clearwater.

The inmate died at Northside Hospital located at 6000 49th Street North, in St. Petersburg. 

Why/How:
According to detectives, at about 9:50 a.m., on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 38-year-old inmate Larry Rowe, was found unresponsive in his cell, located in the medical housing area of the Pinellas County Jail.

Detention deputies and jail medical staff responded to Rowe’s cell to render aide to the inmate.  Paramedics were called to the jail and Rowe was transported to Northside Hospital.

Detectives say that Rowe had no obvious signs of injury and there were no incidents of confrontation or use of force. 

Rowe remained at Northside Hospital in critical condition and never regained consciousness. Rowe died after being taken off life support at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Detectives say that Rowe’s death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Rowe was returned to the Pinellas County Jail on April 22, 2016, from the Florida Department of Corrections, for a youthful offender status check and a resentencing hearing scheduled for May 31, 2017. Rowe was currently serving life in prison for a 1997 murder that occurred in St. Petersburg.    

Next-of-kin has been notified.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Spencer Gross Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:42:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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