Officials in Durham reported that an inmate at the Durham County Detention Center died Sunday morning.

The incident was discovered just after 8 a.m. when an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell, according to a news release from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.


Crews on scene tried to help the inmate and paramedics soon arrived and took over to assist, officials said.

However, the man was declared dead.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews has asked the SBI to investigate.

The inmate’s identity will be released after his relatives are notified.