UPDATE: Name released in Iron County inmate death; still being investigated

Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 12:40 PM EST
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UPDATE: Friday, Jan. 17 12:25 p.m.

An inmate death for Iron County is under investigation, but the Iron County Sheriff's Office has released his name.

According to the sheriff's office, Jonathan Joepaul Parker died of an apparent suicide, but that is not yet confirmed.

The Michigan State Police is still investigating Parker's death, and no other details have been released at this time.


An inmate death for Iron County is under investigation.

According to the Iron County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, January 11, at approximately 7:50 a.m., deputies reported the discovery of a dead inmate at the correctional facility.

An investigation into the death is being conducted by the Michigan State Police.

No other details about the inmate or the investigation have been released at the time of posting.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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