Iowa DCI Assisting Investigation of Death of Jail Inmate in Mason City


Key in Jail Cell Door

Key in Jail Cell Door

MASON CITY, Iowa - The state is assisting in the investigation of a jail inmate's death in Mason City.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death after officers at the Cerro Gordo County Jail saw an inmate having a medical issue in a solitary cell.

The inmate died at a local hospital after life saving measures were attempted at the jail.

The State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy. The inmate's name is not being released until their family is notified