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Pima County Jail inmate found dead

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 19:05:44-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Pima County Jail on Friday around 5:30 a.m.

Deputies entered the cell and tried to resuscitate him as they waited for assistance.

The Tucson Fire Department pronounced the 42-year-old Alejandro Romo dead.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Romo had no signs of trauma and there were no suspicious circumstances.

The incident remains under investigation.

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