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Officials Investigating Inmate’s Suicide at Martin County Jail

A death investigation is underway at the Martin County Jail, after officials there discovered a dead inmate in a cell on Thursday.

According to a report from WPEC-TV, it appears that 58-year-old Joseph Lessard hanged himself at some point before 9 a.m.

That’s when a corrections deputy found the body.

Lessard was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Courtesy: Martin County Sheriff’s Office

Records indicate that he was in jail since July for use or possession of drugs.

No other details were immediately available.