DCI assists with Cerro Gordo County jail death investigation

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(ABC 6 News) – An investigation is underway after a Cerro Gordo County jail inmate died Tuesday.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Cerro Gordo County Jail staff discovered inmate Lamar Anderson unresponsive in his cell at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

Life saving measures were initiated and Anderson was transported to Mercy Hospital in Mason City, where he was pronounced dead. 

No foul play suspected is suspected in this incident.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to conduct an independent investigation into Anderson’s death.

The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner has performed an autopsy. Results of the autopsy are pending toxicology. The investigation is on-going.