Sheriff’s Office investigating death of Jackson County inmate

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Jackson County Jail inmate Friday.

Sheriff Darryl Forte’ said the inmate came into the detention center around noon Friday.

The inmate, who is 63-years-old, was taken to an area hospital shortly thereafter where he died several hours later.

Forte’ said the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The identity of the inmate will not be released until family, who is out of state, has been notified.

This is a developing story. FOX4 will continue to keep you updated as details become available.

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