Updated at 12:05 p.m.

HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOX) –  Jefferson County authorities have now identified the inmate who was found dead in his cell early Monday morning.

24-year-old Bradley Kingery was unresponsive when deputies were called to his cell around 3:30 a.m.

The cause of death has not been disclosed, but an investigation continues.


Jefferson County sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of an inmate at the county jail.

The 24-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was found to be unresponsive when cell mates called guards to the scene around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

EMS personnel arrived at the scene by were not able to resuscitate the man.

Authorities aren’t saying how the man died but an investigation is underway.


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