By Jennifer Emert - bio | email AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – The Sumter County Sheriff's office is investigating after an inmate was found hanged in his cell this morning.
An autopsy this afternoon determined the cause of death as self inflicted strangulation.
Deputies found 25-year-old Juan Jimenez dead in his cell around 2:30 Monday morning.
The Sheriff's office has called in the GBI to help with the investigation.
Sheriff Pete Smith said Jimenez had been arrested by police in Plains and had been charged with loitering and other charges.
Jimenez had several aliases and had been jailed before his most recent arrest.
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