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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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