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Published: Tuesday, 1/20/2009

Sheriff investigates death of jailed Adrian man

ADRIAN The death of an Adrian man who was serving a sentence for a misdemeanor offense in the Lenawee County jail is under investigation by the sheriff s department.

Gary Lee Moorehead, 46, was found unresponsive about noon Friday in a holding cell at the jail and was later pronounced dead in Bixby Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment, sheriff deputies said.

Mr. Moorehead reported to the jail three hours earlier to begin a five-day jail sentence for misdemeanor domestic violence. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.

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