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Inmate likely died of heart condition

March 29, 2006

Lowndes County - Preliminary autopsy results show that a South Georgia inmate found dead in his cell last week died of a heart condition.

A jailer found 55-year-old Bobby Timothy Stanford unconscious in his cell at the Lowndes County Jail early Thursday morning. An autopsy shows that he had a ruptured aorta.

No one else was in the cell with Stanford and investigators never suspected foul play. They're still waiting on toxicology and histology results to verify the exact cause of death, which could take up to three months.