TIPPECANOE CO. – At the request of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Tippecanoe County Jail.
A preliminary investigation by detectives from the Lafayette Post revealed that on February 6, 2023, just before noon, Tippecanoe County jail staff was alerted by an inmate of a possible medical emergency in their jail cell.
Jail staff located an inmate in the jail cell who was unresponsive and requested EMS. Despite life-saving efforts, the inmate was pronounced dead at the jail by the Tippecanoe County Coroner.
The preliminary investigation does not indicate any signs of foul play. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. The name of the inmate will be released by the Tippecanoe County Coroner at a later date.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.