Sheriff's Office: 35-year-old inmate dies at Milwaukee County Jail

Updated: 3:14 p.m. November 3, 2017:

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The inmate has been identified as Jose Torres from Milwaukee.


Posted: 4:24 p.m. October 27, 2017:

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An inmate has died at the Milwaukee County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office.

It happened Friday afternoon around 1:45 p.m.

A correctional officer called medical staff for an inmate in distress, but conscious and breathing, in the mental health unit at the jail. Medical staff called for an ambulance and then began CPR when he stopped breathing.

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded but efforts to save the 35-year-old man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead shortly after 3 p.m.

The inmate was brought into the jail on October 17 by the South Milwaukee Police Department.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

District Attorney investigators were called to respond and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department detectives are handling the death investigation.

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