Coroner IDs man found dead in Mahoning County Jail

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell at the Mahoning County Jail. He is 50-year-old Kevin Burkey of Lowellville.

The coroner’s office says Burkey was discovered with a bed sheet around his neck early Tuesday afternoon. No note was left in the cell.

Burkey was booked into the jail Sunday night on a theft charge.

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