A DeKalb County inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the DeKalb County jail Sept. 28, according to a media release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Edward Lee Douglas, 49, was discovered on the floor of his cell by the detention officer assigned to his area. The officer immediately began CPR until the jail’s emergency medical staff arrived, according to the release. Douglas was transported to DeKalb Medical where he was pronounced dead at 9:27 am.
Douglas’ family was notified late Sept. 28. A routine investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards and the DeKalb County medical examiner to determine the cause of death.