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Inmate dies in Cerro Gordo county jail, prompting state investigation


This news story was published on November 19, 2020.
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Cerro Gordo county jail

MASON CITY – An inmate died in the Cerro Gordo county jail Wednesday morning, prompting a state investigation.

On November 18, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., Cerro Gordo County Jail correctional officers observed an inmate in a solitary cell having a medical issue. Correctional officers entered the cell and began life-saving measures. Those efforts continued until Mason City Fire and Ambulance arrived to transport the inmate to a local hospital, where he later died.

The inmate’s name is not being released at this time pending full notification of family. An autopsy will be completed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s assistance with this matter.

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6 Responses to Inmate dies in Cerro Gordo county jail, prompting state investigation

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Saved us some money!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Hung himself with a covid rope – know as toilet paper -sasya the liberal pukes.

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    Hellhathnofury Reply Report comment

    November 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Anyone know who this was? Are Possible intitials R.C.?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 19, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Damn you COVID 19

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 20, 2020 at 7:16 am

      Where does it say anything about Covid?