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Outagamie Co. Jail inmate found dead

Outagamie County Campus (WLUK file photo)

Outagamie County officials are investigating a suicide at the county jail.

The sheriff's office says a 35-year-old inmate was found dead during a routine check at 2:12 a.m. Thursday, after using a bed sheet to hang himself. Officers and medical staff members gave the man CPR. Paramedics were also called in, but efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.

Officials say the man had last been checked at 1:17 a.m.

The man was intially booked into the jail on Jan. 7. Jail officials said he had been jailed 28 times since 1997.

The man's name has not been released, as family members are still being notified. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

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