Thomas Henry
Thomas Henry

An inmate at the Fillmore County Jail died in custody Wednesday, Dec. 27, at about 6:15 p.m.

The man was identified Friday as Thomas Henry, 22, of Harmony. The Mayo Clinic Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy and has not made a determination of death yet, but Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase said he expected one may be made later on Friday.

Lifesaving efforts by Fillmore County staff, the Preston Ambulance, Mayo One staff and Preston police were unsuccessful. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office extends its deepest sympathy to the victim’s family for the loss, said Kaase.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) was requested to conduct the death investigation. During this incident the jail’s general population and the public were not at risk, said Kaase.