The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office finds an inmate dead in his cell late Tuesday afternoon. Spokeswoman Carol Capas says 32 year old Raynoldo Amaya of Douglas was found hanging in his cell at 4:45 p.m. Capas says the inmate made a noose out of a sheet and tied it to a vent.

Amaya was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour after being found. Amaya was in jail after being booked for domestic violence and harassment. He was also on Corrections Department parole.

–Barbara Villa

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