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ISP looking into inmate death in LaPorte County

Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 11:14 PM EDT
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LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - The Criminal Investigations Division for the Indiana State Police is looking into the death of an inmate at the LaPorte County Jail.

45-year-old Joel Ohms was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning.

Jail staff provided care until EMS showed up and took him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting ISP’s investigation.

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