Tuesday, December 15

Marion County Jail Inmate Thomas Cook dies, suicide suspected

A 35-year-old Indianapolis man died in the hospital early Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his Marion County Jail cell Monday afternoon.
Officials said Thomas Cook was discovered by jail staff about 12:17 p.m. Monday. He was resuscitated and taken to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment.
He was pronounced dead in the hospital at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday. Cook's cause of death remains under investigation, but officials believe that the incident was a suicide.
No foul play is suspected. Additional information about the incident has not been released.
“Unfortunately, suicide is a serious risk in any jail," Marion County Sheriff John Layton said in a statement. "Our MCSO staff works tirelessly to ensure the safety of our inmates, and I am proud of their quick response in this instance."

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