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Southeast South Dakota county inmate dies in custody; foul play not suspected


SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — Law enforcement authorities in southeast South Dakota say an inmate died in custody at a county corrections facility.

Minnehaha County jail warden Jeff Gromer on Monday said Nicholas Jon Deutscher died Saturday at the County Corrections Center.

Gromer says the 21-year-old inmate was found unconscious and not breathing Saturday night. Emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate the inmate, but the efforts were unsuccessful. Deutscher was pronounced dead at 7:49 p.m. at the corrections center.

Gromer says Deutscher's death is under investigation and no foul play is suspected. The cause of death has not been determined, but an autopsy and toxicology tests will be part of the investigation.

Deutscher was in custody for two drug possession charges. The corrections center houses the jail overflow and inmates in a work-release program.

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