Inmate found hanging in Ohio jail cell dies days later


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a county jail inmate in Ohio has died days after he was found hanging in his cell.

Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton says 32-year-old Ryan Groot died Sunday. Officials say Groot was found Thursday hanging from a bed sheet tied to the ventilation system in his cell at the Sandusky County jail in Fremont.

Hilton said a guard found Groot during a routine check and cut him down. He said medical personnel performed CPR and were able to get a pulse. Groot was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Toledo, where he died.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is investigating.

Groot had been in jail since January on charges including theft and breaking and entering.