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Reporting In-Custody Death


Sheriff Steve Cox reports that a Livingston County detainee passed away on July 11, 2020 at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office and Daviess County Coroner are conducting a full investigation into the death.  Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail Administration notified Sheriff Cox late afternoon on July 11 and LCSO made contact with a relative of the deceased.

The Jail Administration has preserved video and other evidence and is fully cooperating with the investigation.  We do know the deceased had health issue(s) and had been taking medication(s).

Additional details will be released on July 13 by the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail administration.  Please refer any questions to that organization.

Livingston County has held detainees in the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail since December 2012 due to closure of the Livingston County Jail for various financial reasons.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and loved ones of the deceased.


Sheriff Steve Cox

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