Man found dead inside Kossuth County Jail

ALGONA – An inmate was found unresponsive inside his private cell at the Kossuth County Jail on Saturday morning, according to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office.

Jail staff attempted life saving measures on the man at about 7:12 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Algona EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead.

The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will be assisting in the investigation.


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