- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a 51-year-old man found dead in a northern Indiana jail.

Police say Brian Gurchiek was found dead early Monday in the Whitley County Jail in Columbia City, about 20 miles west of Fort Wayne. Police say he was found unconscious and unresponsive in his cell about 1:30 a.m. during a routine check.

Police say officers at the jail tried to revive the rural Columbia City man but he was pronounced dead at a hospital about 40 minutes later.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Monday.

The Whitley County Sheriff Department asked state police to investigate the death.

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