Inmate found hanging at the Allen County Jail

Robert S. Tyrrell
Photo of Robert S. Tyrrell provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Allen County Coroner’s Office has ruled that a man found hanging in his jail cell Sunday evening died from asphyxia and his death has been ruled a suicide.

Robert Stanley Tyrrell, 48, of Fort Wayne was pronounced dead at around 8:30 pm Sunday after being taken to St. Joseph Hospital after being found hanging from a bed sheet at around 8 pm.

Tyrrell had been jailed since late May for violating probation for not returning from a work release program. He had been convicted of drug dealing.

According to a news release issued by the coroner’s office, the death is still under investigation.

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