LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of an inmate in central Pennsylvania who committed suicide in his cell.
Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni told The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/ZRwI8J ) that the inmate found dead Saturday was 28-year-old Matthew Wisniewski of Ephrata.
Investigators said he used a bed sheet to hang himself from an upper part of a bunk in his Lancaster County Prison cell. He was taken to a hospital and put on life support for a time before being declared brain dead.
Diamantoni says an autopsy was completed Monday and the death had been ruled a suicide.
Prison officials didn’t immediately comment on the death.
Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com