January 10, 2014 

Bibb County sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of 34-year-old inmate who died in his cell about 4 p.m. Friday.

Inmates were in their cells awaiting their evening meals when Bibb County sheriff’s officials found the man, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Appearing to be asleep, staff members tried to wake him but he was unresponsive.

Deputies and health care providers went to the cell to provide medical attention and paramedics were notified, according to the release. Investigators said there were no obvious signs of foul play.

The inmate was pronounced death at 5:45 p.m. by a Bibb County deputy coroner. The death appeared to be a result of natural causes, Lt. Sean DeFoe, sheriff’s spokesman, said Friday. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The name of the inmate has been withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

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