Inmate Found Dead In Jail Cell

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 3:00 pm
By: News On 6

ENID, Okla. (AP) _ Investigators don't suspect foul play in the death of an inmate who was found in his cell at the Garfield County Detention Facility.

Jailers discovered the man about 6 p.m. Friday, Undersheriff Jerry Niles said.

A state Department of Health jail inspection division official, the state medical examiner's office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation were called to the jail, Niles said.

Niles declined to comment on the cause of death, but said the man was in a cell alone. His identity won't be released until relatives have been notified.

The man's body was released to the medical examiner's office for forensic examination, Niles said.