Autopsy: Northern Idaho jail inmate hanged himself

Autopsy: Northern Idaho jail inmate hanged himself

Autopsy: Northern Idaho jail inmate hanged himself

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by AP

NWCN.com

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Officials with the Idaho State Police say an inmate found dead in a northern Idaho jail cell hanged himself and foul play is not suspected.

The Idaho State Police says an autopsy was performed Tuesday on 19-year-old Chad V. Gardner, a Kootenai County prisoner who was being housed at the Nez Perce County jail. Gardner was found dead in his cell early Saturday morning by a guard who was doing a routine check on inmates.

Nez Perce County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Alan Johnson says there was no indication that Gardner needed special supervision. Johnson says the sheriff's office is putting together a panel of people from other agencies to perform an administrative review of the case and jail policies.

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