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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A Fulton County teen serving time in a south Georgia jail was found dead and authorities aren't sure how he died.

A jailer at Pelham Jail discovered the 17-year-old's Fabian Avery unresponsive during a routine walk-through Friday morning.

He was in an isolation cell at the facility which is contracted to house inmates from metro Atlanta cities and counties.

The Fulton County inmate was removed from the general inmate population to be monitored.

"At the request of the medical staff he had been having some medical issues and they wanted to monitor his food intake," said Inv. Rod Williams, Pelham Police Dept.

Investigators say Avery had no known medical problems and there was no sign of foul play.

An autopsy will be done Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

Avery was in Pelham awaiting transfer to state prison to serve a 13-year sentence on armed robbery and aggravated assault charges.

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