No Evident Trauma on Deceased Dauphin County Prison Inmate; Investigation Ongoing

The death of a Dauphin County Prison inmate found unresponsive by his cellmate late Tuesday night remains under investigation.

Kejuan Cooke, 19, was pronounced deceased Wednesday morning, just after midnight, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office is leading the investigation.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick ordered an autopsy which was performed on Thursday morning. The coroner has not yet made a determination on cause or manner of death. Toxicology test results are also pending.

Cooke’s cellmate found him unresponsive on the floor and summoned help. Correctional officers and medical staff responded and performed CPR before Cooke was transported to the hospital.

There were no evident signs of trauma.

We will continue to provide updates as the investigation progresses.

(NOTE: Story reflects correction of hospital.)

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