Inmate Death Investigation

                                                                                                                 NEWS RELEASE 23-016 - APRIL 16, 2023
Ellis, Zachary

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) along with the 12th district Medical Examiner’s office, is investigating the death of an inmate at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility this morning.

Zachary K. Ellis, an inmate, will be charged with 2nd degree Murder as a result of the initial investigation. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification and Marsy’s Law. The suspect was being held on an unrelated domestic violence charge.