GBI Investigates Inmate Death in Sumter Co.

AMERICUS, Ga. (WXTX) - Preliminary autopsy results indicate a Sumter County Jail inmate died from self inflicted strangulation.

Authorities say the inmate, 25-year-old Juan Jimenez, was found dead in his cell around 2:45 a.m. on Monday.

The case has been turned over to GBI Region 3 Americus, Georgia for further investigation.