CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities do not expect foul play after an inmate was found dead in a Florida jail.READ MORE: Florida Health Department Moves Forward On COVID-19 'Passport' Ban
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that 26-year-old Ignus Stephen was found unresponsive in his bunk in the middle of the night Wednesday. Detectives say other inmates attempted to wake Stephen and notified the detention staff when they did not get a response.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: State Pediatrician Group Back Mask Mandates In Schools
Detectives say there were no obvious signs of injuries, and the death does not appear to be suspicious. Investigators say Stephen has a documented medical history with the jail, but no other details were released.
The Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.MORE NEWS: Gov. DeSantis Doubles Down On No School Mask Mandates, Says He's Protecting Parental Rights
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