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Linn County inmate dies

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A man being held at the Linn County Correctional Center has died of an apparent medical condition. 

According to the Linn County Sheriff's office, 24-year-old Elmo Davis of Chicago, IL died Sunday afternoon.  Officials say around noon Davis told deputies he was having difficulty breathing.  He lost consciousness as he was being evaluated by Correctional Center staff.  Davis was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

According to Correctional Center staff, Davis was not involved in any physical altercation while in custody and there was no indication of foul play.

The State Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy.  An investigation is underway.

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