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56-year-old inmate dies hours after being booked at Cuyahoga County Jail

Cuyahoga County Jail
Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-09 15:37:36-05

CLEVELAND — A 56-year-old man who was booked into Cuyahoga County Jail Thursday morning was found unresponsive in his cell and was pronounced dead early Friday morning, according to officials.

The man was booked into the jail at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, according to jail records.

He was found unresponsive in his cell at about 2:40 a.m. by a corrections officer, according to a news release from the county. Emergency medical protocol was administered and EMS responded. He was pronounced dead at 2:57 a.m.

There were no apparent signs of foul play or trauma, county officials said. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner responded and started their investigation. An autopsy is underway.

The man's family has been informed and county officials are investigating.

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