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ISP investigating death of 19-year-old Huntington County Jail inmate

Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 17, 2017

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Indiana -- Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old inmate who was found in medical distress in his cell at the Huntington County Jail Tuesday night.

At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, jail officers were called to the cell of 19-year-old Dakota M. Pratt, of Huntington, Indiana. Officers found Pratt lying on the floor in medical distress with labored breathing.

Pratt was transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday night.

The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department subsequently requested Indiana State Police conduct an investigation into the death.

According to a release from ISP, foul play was not suspected in Pratt’s death.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning. 

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