UPDATE: Inmate found dead identified

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Duuque County identified the inmate found dead in the jail on Sunday. The deceased was Alex Billmeyer, 29, who was from Dubuque.

Billmeyer was in jail on charges of Escape, Criminal Mischief and Trespass. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny will perform an autopsy to determine how he died.


Authorities in Dubuque County are investigating what events led up to an inmate's death Sunday night.

Deputies say the inmate was recently admitted to the Dubuque County Jail. The person was found unresponsive around 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

First responders quickly arrived on scene and started CPR. The inmate was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Officials say the body will be sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny for an autopsy.