Bradley jail death ruled suicide

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – The results of an investigation by the TBI into the death of a federal prisoner held in the Bradley county jail were released today.

Joseph Dewhurst was found dead in his cell on July 22nd.

The preliminary autopsy results show the cause of death was suicide by hanging.

The TBI reported the inmate also left a 4 page letter indicating his intentions.

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