- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Box Elder County Jail inmate has died after he was found hanging in the shower area of his cell.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1G83A38 ) that the man, who was arrested Friday, has been identified as 42-year-old Christopher Witt, of Layton.

According to the sheriff’s office, jail officers had seen Witt 13 minutes before he was discovered hanging in his cell Sunday afternoon.


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Deputies performed CPR on him until an ambulance arrived. Witt was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witt had been booked into the jail on suspicion of drug and paraphernalia possession as well as failure to appear in court.



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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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