COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy incarcerated in an Ohio juvenile detention facility was found dead Monday of unknown causes, the state said.
A guard conducting routine medical rounds at Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility in central Ohio found the teen Monday morning in his secured room, according to the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Both a facility nurse and outside emergency medical personnel tried unsuccessfully to revive the teen, the agency said.
There’s no evidence the teen tried to take his own life or that someone harmed him, according to the state.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating.
The teen was serving a juvenile sentence for sexual battery out of Hamilton County.