Authorities Investigating Death at Cumberland County, NJ, Jail
Authorities continue to investigate the death of a man while he was in custody at the Cumberland County Jail.
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae days the incident happened around 5:30 Tuesday evening.
From a press release, "County Correctional Police Officers from the Cumberland County Department of Corrections discovered a 54 year old male who was unresponsive in his cell after what appeared to be a suicide attempt."
Webb-McRae says officers and medical staff responded to the cell and attempted life-saving measures but they were unsuccessful.
A cause of death is pending autopsy results.
The identity of the man is being withheld at the request of his family.