HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. – A Peru man died after being found unresponsive in the Howard County Jail.
According to the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, corrections officers found 51-year-old Rick A. Bartel unconscious and unresponsive in his cell around 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Corrections and medical staff provided medical aid until paramedics arrived. Bartel was then taken to a Kokomo hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The case remains under investigation.
On Monday, the findings of the autopsy were announced. According to the Howard County Coroner, no indication of foul play was found. A toxicology test is still pending.