OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - An inmate at the Owensboro jail has died, but the coroner says the death appears to be from natural causes.
Jail staff found 59-year-old John S. Brooks unresponsive in a detoxification cell Sunday afternoon and began CPR until an ambulance arrived, according to the Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/phvsLn). He had been arrested Saturday night
Brooks was pronounced dead at Owensboro Medical Health System.
Daviess County Coroner said preliminary autopsy results indicate it was a "natural" death from "chronic alcohol abuse."
Daviess County Detention Center records show Brooks had been incarcerated more than 300 times since 1986, mostly on alcohol-related charges.
Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com