Man dies while in custody at Fayette Co. jail, cause of death under investigation

According to the jail, 44-year-old Christopher Lee Younger was found unresponsive in his bed by community corrections staff around 12:52 a.m. Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An inmate in the Fayette County Detention Center has died while in custody.

According to the jail, 44-year-old Christopher Lee Younger was found unresponsive in his bed by community corrections staff around 12:52 a.m. Sunday.

Jail officials say YesCare staff members, who provide medical services at the jail, decided he need to be taken to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital around 1:40 a.m.

Lexington Police and the Fayette County Coroner’s Office are investigating the cause and manner of his death.

The jail says an investigation is normal in the case of an in-custody death.

An internal investigation will also be conducted.

Younger was taken to jail on June 18 for an alcohol intoxication charge.

 

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