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Iowa DCI investigating inmate death at Cerro Gordo county jail


This news story was published on December 1, 2015.
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MASON CITY – A male inmate was discovered deceased early Tuesday morning at the Cerro Gordo county jail.

On December 1, 2015, at approximately 6:50 AM, a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer discovered an unresponsive male in his jail cell. Lifesaving efforts were immediately started and the man was transported to Mercy Hospital North Iowa where he was pronounced dead.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was asked to assist in this death investigation. An autopsy is scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.

No further information will be released at this time.

Sheriff Kevin Pals did not comment on the incident nor name the inmate, either. NIT won’t name the individual until authorities release his identity.

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8 Responses to Iowa DCI investigating inmate death at Cerro Gordo county jail

  1. Snarly Fibberina Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Hold off on the speculation please. The deceased was a frequent guest at the Gray Bar Hotel. His transgressions were covered in detail here on numerous occasions and his identity has been disclosed. Results of the investigation will be interesting.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    This needs to be investigated by a 3rd party that has no affiliation with law enforcement, cops protect cops. Don’t trust any of them. Who polices the police?

  3. Bookie Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Name has been released. Wait till you hear who it was. Just Maybe……………………………………………

  4. Bookis Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Bodacious, Don’t know what your writing about. I don’t report anyone. Never have Never will!

  5. Bookie Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Do ya think it’s time for Sheriff Pals to exit?? Way to much stuff going on and then all the cover-ups. Also anonymouse it takes an IDIOT to know one.

  6. Snarly Fibberina Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    “Here we go again” meaning what? What is the coy Innuendo all about?

  7. Katie R Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Here we go again with issues at the Sheriff’s office.