Inmate found dead at Franklin Co. Jail

Published: Aug. 20, 2014 at 2:29 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 at 2:29 AM CDT
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RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been handed the case of an inmate found dead at the Franklin County Jail.

Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the inmate was found dead inside the jail around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The inmate's death appears to be self-inflicted, the sheriff said, however the results of an autopsy by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science will not be made official for several days.

The inmate's identity has not been released by jail officials, pending family notification.

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