Jail inmate's death ruled a suicide

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the death of an inmate at the Black Hawk County jail has been ruled a suicide.

Sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben says an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner confirmed that 33-year-old Michael Adair died after hanging himself.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Adair was being held for trial on a burglary charge in February. Abben says there was no indication that Adair was at risk of suicide.

Jail staff found Adair just before his scheduled lunch on Jan. 20. Abben says there was a 13-minute window from when jail staff last had contact with Adair and when they found him.  More...