JEFFERSON COUNTY - On Sunday at 11:15 a.m., a man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.
A sheriff's deputy discovered the man during lunch service of the module where the inmate was being held. Sheriff's personnel immediately began administering CPR and called for additional medical assistance into the module. The man was pronounced dead on scene at 11:50 a.m.
The inmate had arrived at the jail on Saturday after being arrested by Lakewood Police. The identity of the inmate is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.
The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff's Office. Although it is unclear what may have caused the inmates death, any second party involvement has been ruled out. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death at the completion of their investigation.
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