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Police investigate death of Scott County inmate

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. – State police are investigating the death of an inmate being held at a southeastern Indiana jail after an autopsy was unable to determine the cause.

State police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said 48-year-old Johnie Locklear of Austin, about 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, was pronounced dead at the Scott County Hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday after an incident at the Scott County Jail about 2 1/5 hours earlier.

Details were not disclosed, but Locklear was taken to the hospital because of undisclosed health-related issues.

The autopsy was conducted Sunday at the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville. Toxicology results are pending.

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