- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - An inmate found hanged in his cell at a county jail in southwestern Pennsylvania has been identified as a local burglary suspect, though police and the coroner say the cause of his death was still being investigated.

Washington County Coroner Tim Warco identified the dead inmate as 31-year-old Richard Kempf, of Washington, Pennsylvania.

He’s been in the jail since he was arrested Jan. 6 on charges that he burglarized a neighbor’s apartment, taking a guitar and some tools. His mother, 51-year-old Brenda Kempf, has been charged with receiving stolen property and possessing drug paraphernalia in a related case.

Washington police say guards at the Washington County Correctional Facility, about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, last spoke with the inmate about 5:30 p.m. Monday, then found him hanging unresponsive about two hours later.

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