IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff says
the death of an inmate from Iowa in a Wisconsin prison cell appears
to have been self-inflicted.
Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said
Thursday his office is investigating the death of 26-year-old Justin
Kestner at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.
But he says "there's no foul play
involved" by any other inmates and the death "seems that it
Authorities announced last week that
Kestner was found unresponsive in his cell on Dec. 21, and was soon
pronounced dead. His family said in an obituary that the northwest
Iowa native died "unexpectedly."
Kestner had been transferred to
Wisconsin in November after causing major problems for Iowa prison
officials, including a July 2015 escape from the maximum-security
prison in Fort Madison.