- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the death of a 27-year-old inmate at the Shelby County jail.

Shelby County sheriff’s officials said in a statement that Brandon Lee Hays of Pinson was found unresponsive early Monday morning by jail employees who were delivering breakfast.

Authorities say Hays, who was alone in his cell, showed no signs of physical injury and his cause of death is unclear.

Sheriff’s officials say the department will cooperate with the outside investigation.

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