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Inmate found dead, hanging in jail cell

MECHANICSBURG — An inmate in the Tri-County Regional Jail was found by Champaign County Sheriff’s Deputies about 3 p.m. Monday dead and hanging in his cell.

Loren Standley, 28, no address available, was in a lock-down pod area not open to other inmates, according to a release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The death is under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and State of Ohio Bureau of Investigation.

Standley was in jail serving for a parole violation.

The death, according to reports, is the second probable suicide at Tri-County this year. Ronnie Danielle Meadows, 34, was found unresponsive in her cell April 7.

No suicides were reported at the jail in 2012.

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