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Autopsy performed on inmate found dead in Cerro Gordo County Jail

Published: Dec. 3, 2015 at 6:47 AM CST
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Authorities have identified a man found unresponsive inside a county jail cell in northern Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 28-year-old Dacota Alan Witham, of Mason City, was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in his cell at the Cerro Gordo County Jail. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Witham was the only person in the cell at the time.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday, but a cause of death has not been determined. There was no sign of trauma and additional laboratory tests will be needed.