ISP investigating the death of a St. Joseph County inmate

ST. JOSEPH CO. – The Indiana State Police has been requested to investigate the death of an inmate at the St. Joseph County Jail. 

The Indiana State Police were contacted Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021, after jail staff found the inmate unresponsive in a jail cell at approximately 1:05 p.m.

St. Joseph County Jail

Jail staff and jail medical staff immediately began life-saving measures until emergency medical technicians arrived.  The inmate, 33-year-old Joseph Valentine, of South Bend, was pronounced deceased at the jail at approximately 1:31 p.m.  Valentine was in the cell alone.

An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in Kalamazoo, MI, and those results are pending.