MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A 32-year-old jail inmate in Connecticut has been discovered strangled with a masks issued to assist stop the unfold of the brand new coronavirus.
Daniel Ocasio, of Windsor, died Wednesday morning after being found sitting on a bunk in his cell on the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Heart with a ligature common from the masks tied round his neck, the Division of Correction mentioned.
Ocasio had entered the jail on Aug. 5 and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond on a cost of third-degree housebreaking.
Ocasio was discovered by a workers member who was conducting a routine tour of the facility at 5:07 a.m., the division mentioned. The ligature was constituted of the material masks issued to inmates, the division mentioned.
Correctional and medical workers started emergency and life-saving measures and referred to as 911, the division mentioned. Ocasio was taken by ambulance to an space hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless simply earlier than 6 a.m.
The physique was taken to the health worker’s workplace for an post-mortem to decide whether or not the loss of life was a suicide, murder or unintended.
State police have joined jail officers in conducting the investigation.
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