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Autopsy determines inmate passed from natural causes

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Department has identified the inmate found deceased in his cell Monday morning.

Jimmy Dale Taylor, 61, of Levelland, was found deceased at approximately 5 a.m. Monday. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday in Lubbock. Based on the findings, the death was ruled to be natural causes.

“We were obviously saddened by the situation and we continue to offer prayers for Mr. Taylor’s family and friends,’ Scifres said in a press release issued by his office. “Our office will continue to cooperate fully with any and all
inquiries into the matter.”
The Texas Rangers were notified of the death, along with the Texas Commis
sion on Jail Standards and the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
Read Wednesday’s newspaper for the full write-up.

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