Inmate At Iowa Jail Found Dead In Cell
by Associated Press
October 23, 2012 2:32 PM
Authorities say an inmate at the Wapello County jail in Ottumwa was found dead in his cell from an apparent hanging.
The sheriff's office says 18-year-old John Connell, of Sioux City, was found unresponsive in his cell on Monday. He was charged in Wapello County with a number of sex crimes and possessing contraband inside a correctional facility.
An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office is pending.