LUMPKIN, Ga — A Panama man is dead after corrections officers report finding him hanging in his cell at Stewart Detention Center early Monday morning.
A press release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 27-year-old Jean Jimenez-Joseph was found with a bed sheet around his neck at about 12:45 a.m. Facility staff tried to perform CPR, but Jimenez remained unresponsive.
He was rushed to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m.
The ICE press release says Jimenez was in stages of immigration removal proceedings when he died. The release says he was picked up by immigration officers March 2 after he was released from jail in Wake County, North Carolina.
Jimenez had been arrested and convicted of felony larceny of a motor vehicle on January 5.
Jimenez’s body will now be transferred to the Decatur Crime Lab for an autopsy.