Man found dead in his Milwaukee County Jail cell; cause of his death is unknown

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office discovered a 49-year-old man had died in his jail cell Sunday morning; however, the cause of his death is unknown at this time.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., officers found the man unresponsive in his cell and promptly started emergency medical services. The man was in a single-occupant cell and

showed no obvious signs of injury or trauma. According to MCSO, Milwaukee County Jail personnel began lifesaving measures, including CPR and the use of an

Automated External Defibrillator. Eventually, the Milwaukee Fire Department arrived to take over. Get daily updates on the Packers during the season.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 6:45 a.m. — just 15 minutes after he was found. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department

will lead the investigation as state law does not allow a police department to investigate itself in such a circumstance in order to prevent impropriety. The

man had been detained in Milwaukee County Jail on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted first-degree attempted homicide. The man had been

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