Inmate dies at Cass County Jail, ISP investigating

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A correctional officer found Clyde Davis, 72, in his cell Saturday morning unconscious and not breathing.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 4:47 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana State Police is investigating the death of an inmate at the Cass County Jail.

Inmate Clyde Davis, 72, was found dead in his cell Saturday morning. ISP Sgt. Tony Slocum said Davis had four pending child molestation charges in Cass County that were filed less than a month ago.

Cass County Sheriff Ed Schroder requested the help of ISP Detective Sergeant Josh Rozzi for the investigation.

According to a press release sent Sunday morning, Sergeant Rozzi’s preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 11:02 a.m. a correctional officer found Davis in his jail cell unconscious and not breathing.

ISP said correctional staff called for an ambulance and started life saving measures, including CPR and using an AED to restart his heart. 

ISP said Davis was transported to Logansport Memorial Hospital. Despite life saving measures he was pronounced deceased at 11:38 a.m.

There were not outwardly signs of trauma to Davis’s body. An autopsy has been scheduled but at this time foul play is not suspected.

This investigation is ongoing. 

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