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State AG’s office still assessing circumstances around death at Cayuga County Jail: No formal investigation underway yet

More information has been released as the investigation into a death at the Cayuga County Jail continues.

Sheriff Brian Schenck said Fred Williams, age 35, of Summerhill was found unresponsive during routine rounds on November 24th at 7:30 a.m.

Staff immediately began rendering first aid. However, after being transported to Upstate University Hospital – Williams died the next day.

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Williams was being held on a parole violation and a new felony weapons charge.

The AG’s office was immediately contact and investigation launched. In November, the AG said a preliminary assessment would be conducted before an official investigation is opened.

As of this week that assessment remains active.



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