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Man dies in Berrien County jail

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Michigan State Police are investigating after an inmate died in the Berrien County Jail Thursday morning.

According to a press release from the Berrien County Sheriff, Nicholas Jaeger, a 35-year-old man from Benton Harbor, was found unresponsive in the jail’s male receiving area at around 7:30 a.m.

The release says jail medical staff provided first aid and CPR until paramedics arrived, but all attempts to revive Jaeger were unsuccessful.

The Michigan State Police were requested to investigate the death in coordination with the WMed Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Jakob Lazzaro came to Indiana from Chicago, where he graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and a double major in History. Before joining WVPE, he wrote NPR's Source of the Week e-mail newsletter, and previously worked for CalMatters, Pittsburgh's 90.5 WESA and North by Northwestern.