NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP)- An investigation continues into the death of a southeast Missouri jail inmate, apparently at the hands of other inmates.

KFVS-TV reports that 50-year-old John Wayne Reynolds Jr. died following an assault Tuesday night at the New Madrid County jail.

It wasn’t clear what prompted the assault or how many other inmates were involved. The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating.

The reason for Reynolds’ incarceration was not immediately known.

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