Kosciusko County Jail death ruled suicide

("Jail Cells" by My Southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0)

The April 8 death of a Kosciusko County Jail inmate has been ruled a suicide by hanging.

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Ted Bohner released the information Wednesday afternoon on the cause of death of Christopher A. Hinson, 42, North Webster, after receiving permission from the coroner. The full coroner’s report will be completed in about 12 weeks.

Hinson was discovered unresponsive in his cell at about 1 p.m. April 8.

Once Hinson was discovered, CPR was attempted but was unsuccessful. The inmate was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hinson was in the jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine.

Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle P. Dukes requested the ISP investigate Hinson’s death at the jail.

He was the second inmate to die at the jail in a month.

On March 9, jail staff found an unresponsive man – Dennis Edward McCrory, 39. Staff performed CPR on him and 911 was called. Lutheran EMS continued with CPR. During this time, six doses of Narcan were administered to McCrory. He was taken to KCH for medical treatment and then to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was pronounced dead.

Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton said Wednesday that the death of McCrory is still under investigation.