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Update (June 8, 2016) – Preliminary autopsy results show that Gilkie died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm.  Final autopsy results are pending toxicology.  No foul play is suspected.

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – An inmate collapsed and died Tuesday after suffering a medical event at the Monroe County Correctional Center, jail officials say.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, Clinton Gilkie, 19, Bloomington, was housed in the facility’s Recovery Dormitory when it happened Tuesday evening. He was transported to IU Health Hospital Bloomington, where he died shortly after his arrival.

The Recovery Dormitory houses inmates who are participating in programs focusing on substance abuse and life skills.

Jail staff said Gilkie, who’d been arrested as a juvenile in September 2014 for armed robbery, had no disciplinary or misconduct issues during his time at the Correctional Center.

A preliminary review of surveillance video showed no violence or significant event prior to his collapse. Investigators said Gilkie had some existing medical issues that may have led to his death.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday morning at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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