Death of Dauphin County Prison Inmate Found Unresponsive is Under Investigation

An investigation is ongoing after a Dauphin County Prison inmate was found unresponsive in his cell late Tuesday night.

Kejuan Cooke, 19, was pronounced deceased Wednesday morning, just after midnight, at Holy Spirit Hospital.

The Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division is investigating.

According to the investigation so far:

Cooke’s cellmate discovered Cooke unresponsive on the floor and called for help. A correctional officer and medical staff arrived, and CPR was performed.

Cooke was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased at 12:10 a.m.

Cooke’s registered next of kin was notified early Wednesday morning.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

We expect to release additional information as the investigation progresses.

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