Inmate dies after being found hanging in cell

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – An inmate at Genesee County Jail was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, during a routine check.

Undersheriff William A. Sheron Jr. says the officers immediately started CPR on the inmate while emergency crews responded to the incident, but the inmate died on the scene.

The inmate’s name was not released, pending notification of his family. He was 36-years-old.

An autopsy is underway as the investigation continues.

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