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Iowa DCI investigates deceased Kossuth County inmate

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October 18th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), were contacted by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday morning, after jailers discovered an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, jail staff attempted to provide life-saving measures, Algona EMS responded, but the man was pronounced dead. The inmate’s name was not immediately released, pending notification of family.

An autopsy will be scheduled with the State Medical Examiner’s Office, in Ankeny.