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Coconino County Inmate Dead From Apparent Suicide

April 01
22:40 2014

Coconino County Detention Facility Officers, while conducting scheduled inmate security and welfare checks over the weekend, found an inmate unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide. The inmate has been identified as 39 year-old Alvin Franklin. The cause of death is currently under investigation but appears to be a suicide by hanging.

When officers discovered the unresponsive Franklin a little after 2 AM on Sunday, they immediately began lifesaving measures, including CPR, until paramedics arrived on the scene and took over with lifesaving efforts. The inmate was pronounced deceased at about 2:50 AM. The cause of death is currently under investigation but appears to be a suicide. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials are currently attempting to notify next of kin. Franklin was in custody regarding a misdemeanor trespassing.

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