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Inmate at county jail found hanging by bed sheet, pronounced dead at the scene

Early this morning, an inmate was discovered hanging by a bed sheet inside his cell at the Genesee County Jail.

The 36-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Karen Lang.

The Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the death.

His name is not being released pending notification of relatives.

The inmate was found by a correctional officer at 12:34 a.m.

Attempts to revive the individual were unsuccessful.

City fire and Mercy EMS responded to the emergency. 

An autopsy will be performed by the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

The inmate was recently arrested on a felony charge and was being held on bail.

The investigation is continuing.

Jason Crater
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Joined: Aug 25 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased.

david spaulding
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Joined: Sep 12 2011

ditto what Jason said

Lincoln DeCoursey
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Joined: Nov 5 2008

I pray that God will provide comfort to the family. The theft issue seemed minor and I'm sure the family had hoped it would provide a turnaround point. Instead such a sudden and terrible loss. It's hard to imagine.

Randa Williams
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Joined: May 12 2011

This young man had been in my life for 20 years, but was having a really bad time. The theft, though not minor, and erroneously reported by the news, will never equal the loss of his life. He had numerous talents, was deeply loved by my family, and will be missed. My only hope is that he finally found peace.

Mary Pentycofe
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Joined: Jul 18 2014

How sad this is =/ I hope the family is finding help and support in this hard time. Was the name released?

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