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Cuyahoga County inmate dies after being found unresponsive

Cuyahoga County Jail
Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 16, 2022

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County Jail inmate died Saturday night after being found unresponsive.

Around 6:30 p.m., corrections officers and medical staff found the incarcerated man unresponsive.

He was transported to Metro Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said his family has been notified.

The man arrived at the jail on Jan. 12. He had a pending case for multiple charges including aggravated burglary.

Sheriff Christopher Viland issued the following statement on his death:

“The loss of any life is tragic and impacts so many.  We offer our deepest condolences to those close to [the man]. An in-depth investigation has begun, and we will be working with our partners at MetroHealth Medical Center and the County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine what occurred.” 

His cause of death is unknown.

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