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St. Joseph County Jail inmate found dead in cell

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An inmate at the St. Joseph County Jail was found dead in a cell Friday afternoon during dinner service.

St. Joseph County Police say around 4:15 p.m., the inmate who was housed alone, was discovered unconscious in his cell.

CPR was administered but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Officers say the inmate was last seen alive by correctional officers and a nurse at approximately 3:50 p.m. during a routine medical pass.

The SJC Metro Homicide Unit was called to investigate as the unit handles all “in-custody jail deaths.”

The name of the deceased inmate has not been released.

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