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Death of Lawrence County Inmate


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is releasing information regarding the death of an inmate being held at the Lawrence County Jail.

A 59 year old Aurora man died Thursday afternoon at an area hospital after deputies discovered the man unconscious in his cell. 

The Lawrence County Jail received information from a 911 call from a family member of the man who stated that they had just talked to the inmate on the phone and that he had indicated that he was going to harm himself.

Deputies immediately responded to the cell block area where they located the inmate unconscious.  Life saving measures were implemented and EMS was dispatched.  The inmate was transported to an area hospital were he later succumbed to his injuries.

No foul play is suspected but the Lawrence County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

No further information is being released at this time.