- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a Madison County Jail inmate found unresponsive in his cell has died at a hospital.

On Wednesday the inmate was taken to Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset. Sheriff Jason Barnes says the inmate died there later that day.

The inmate has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua Barker, of Winterset. He’d been arrested Sunday on drug and other charges.

Barnes says the cause of Barker’s death is unclear, but no foul play is suspected.

State authorities are investigating Barker’s death.


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