County jail inmate found dead in bed

kcsd-doorAn investigation is underway into a Kenosha County Jail inmate found dead in their bed Wednesday morning.

The identity of the inmate has not been released.

From a statement released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s department:

November 2nd at 0659 hours jail staff found an inmate not breathing with no pulse in their bed at the Kenosha County Jail Pre-Trial Facility. Correctional Officers, Jail Medical Staff, and the Kenosha Fire Department responded and determined that the inmate was deceased. Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Pre-Trial Facility to conduct the investigation based on an agreement between the two departments.  The Racine County Sheriff’s Department will be the lead agency in the investigation into the inmate’s death.  The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded. The inmate was being held in the jail on serious felony charges. The name of the inmate is being withheld at this time. The investigation is continuing.  Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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