Justice Heinrichs obituary and dead, the Washington County Jail in Stillwater

Authorities are currently investigating the untimely death of an inmate at the Washington County Jail in Stillwater.

Justice Heinrichs, 21, a resident of Stillwater, was discovered unresponsive and not breathing in her assigned double-occupancy cell around 12:40 a.m. on Friday morning, as reported by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. It’s important to note that she was the sole inmate designated to that particular cell.

Immediate life-saving measures were undertaken by the jail staff, and subsequently, Lakeview EMS and Stillwater Fire Department responders took over, according to Laura Perkins, a spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Heinrich was admitted to the Washington County Jail on Dec. 20 from the St. Paul Police Department, according to her booking report. The arrest was made based on a warrant issued by the Bayport Police Department for fifth-degree possession of marijuana.

The details surrounding Heinrich’s demise are not currently disclosed, as the incident is undergoing investigation by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Perkins confirmed.

While an autopsy has been performed by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office, the results are being withheld pending further investigation, as stated by a spokesperson for the medical examiner’s office on Tuesday.

Justice Heinrichs’ parents, Destine Fobbs and Karl Heinrichs, are seeking answers regarding the circumstances leading to her death. Fobbs, residing in Baldwin, Wis., expressed her bewilderment, saying, “How? Why? How could this happen? I left my baby there because I thought she was safe. They won’t tell me anything. I just want some answers. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Karl Heinrichs stated, “We’re pursuing justice for Justice. There is an investigation, and we want answers.”

Justice Heinrichs graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2020, displaying a passion for drawing and a deep love for her sisters, as shared by her mother. Fobbs added, “She was an artist. She was so very good. She loved to draw everything – portraits, landscapes, you name it. She was so smart — like genius-level smart — she just didn’t know how to use it.”

The parents revealed that Justice had struggled with drug addiction and had been in jail multiple times over the past year.

Karl Heinrichs, known as “Sir Death,” a devoted Minnesota Vikings superfan and member of the Viking World Order fan club, expressed his grief, writing on his “Sir Death” Facebook page, “Justice was my whole reason for being and my whole purpose in my life. Today I did what I believe to be the worst thing anyone could ever have to do: Say goodbye to their child. All I can do is honor and cherish her memory until I can join her. Skol baby girl. I love you more than anything in the world, Justice. Rest in peace.”

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