Jail inmate found dead

Published 4:03 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An inmate in the Troy City Jail died Tuesday night.

A preliminary investigation indicates the death was a suicide, according to Troy Police Chief Jimmy Ennis.

Ennis said the inmate was found unresponsive at about 11:30 p.m. and efforts to ressusitate him were unsuccessful. CARE Ambulance responded, said Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

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The inmate’s name, charges and cause of death were not being released Tuesday, pending an ongoing investigation, Scarbrough said.

The inmate’s family has been notified and the death is being investigated by the Troy Police Department, 12th Judicial Circuit District Atorney’s Office and the Pike County Coroner’s Office.