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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Early indication is "no foul play" in Cherokee Detention Center inmate death

According to officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau and the Cherokee County Sherrif office say foul play is not suspected in the Tuesday morning death of an inmate who was found deceased in a jail cell

The dead inmate has not been identified, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Jason Chennault, who said "there's no indication whatsoever of foul play,"

"He was 28 years old and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called in to do the investigation because they have jurisdiction of any in-custody death," Chennault told local media.

"The detention officers did their visual checks and logged it, and video shows that. He appeared to be sleeping and was discovered when he didn't come out to get his food in the morning," Chennault said.

The body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa. Undersheriff James Brown and Capt. Derrick Grant are assisting with the probe.

This is a developing story.

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