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UPDATE: Inmate death at St. Joseph County Jail determined to be natural causes

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UPDATE (Oct. 27):

Based on preliminary autopsy results, the Indiana State Police have determined the manner of death of a St. Joseph County Jail inmate to be natural causes. The inmate died Sunday, Oct. 24, following a medical episode. 

An autopsy was conducted in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The state police say the full autopsy report isn't expected to be completed for several weeks, but no foul play is suspected.


An inmate at the St. Joseph County Jail died over the weekend. 

According to a release from the St. Joseph County Police Department, a 33-year-old male inmate experienced an emergency medical episode around 1 p.m. Sunday. 


The release says jail medical personnel began life-saving efforts and called emergency medical technicians, but EMTs were unable to revive the inmate when they arrived on scene. The inmate was pronounced dead at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


The release says the Indiana State Police are now investigating the death, per jail protocols.


Contact Gemma atgdicarlo@wvpe.orgor follow her on Twitter at@gemma_dicarlo.


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Gemma DiCarlo comes to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.