Iowa inmate dies in jail cell; autopsy planned

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — State and local officials are investigating the death of an inmate at the Dallas County jail.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 42-year-old Leroy McKinney Jr. was found unresponsive in his jail cell around 1 p.m. Friday. Attempts to revive him failed.

McKinney’s body was take to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, were an autopsy was scheduled Saturday.

The investigation continues, although officials say no foul play is suspected.

McKinney had been in custody since June 7 awaiting trial on a theft charge.

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