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Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigating death of inmate

Posted at 10:35 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 07:24:29-04

Officials are investigating the sudden death of an inmate at Charlotte County Jail on Wednesday. He was found unresponsive in his cell at 5:15 p.m. after last being checked at approximately 5:00 p.m, police said. 

According to police, his cell was in a lockdown pod where inmates have no contact with each other. Charlotte County EMS, jail medical staff and detention officers attempted to resuscitate, but he was declared deceased at 5:48 p.m. 

At this time police cannot locate next of kin and can't release his information. A phone line has been established for families to call and confirm the status of their incarcerated family member. The deceased is a white male in his 50's.

The number to call and check on status is 941-833-6357. 

The police said that detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are conducting an investigation.