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Jefferson County Detention Facility inmate found dead in cell

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DENVER — A male inmate being held at the Jefferson County Detention Facility was found dead Sunday, jail officials announced Monday.

The inmate, who was arrested by Lakewood police on Saturday, was found unconscious in his cell about 11:15 a.m. He was officially pronounced dead at 11:50 a.m.

The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. Although it is unclear what may have caused the inmates death, any second party involvement has been ruled out. The man’s name was not immediately released.

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