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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Madison County inmate found dead in cell in apparent suicide, officials say

Madison County authorities are investigating the death of an inmate Sunday.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement, said a 47-year-old male was found unresponsive in his cell on Sunday at about 6:45 a.m. The inmate, whose name was not released, was housed alone.

Correctional Officers administered CPR until medical staff inside the jail arrived. The man was pronounced dead at the jail by a Huntsville Hospital on-call doctor.

No foul play is suspected, according to the sheriff’s office. A preliminary investigation has determined the man died by suicide.

According to the sheriff’s office, he was booked into the jail on Nov. 1 on a drug possession charge.

Sheriff’s detectives and CSI are investigating to determine the cause of death. His remains will be released to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, which will make a final determination.

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