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Inmate dies in his cell at Multnomah County jail

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Mugshot: William Coupchiak Mugshot: William Coupchiak
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

An inmate at the Multnomah County Detention Center was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his cell, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

A corrections deputy was conducting a routine security and welfare check when he found the unresponsive inmate, William Coupchiak, 28, of Portland in his cell Thursday evening just after 10 p.m., according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the deputy called for a medical response and entered the cell, attempting to revive the inmate until emergency responders arrived, but they were unable to save him.

Detectives from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office have started an investigation.

The man's body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.

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