Inmate dies after collapsing in Johnson County cell

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WHITELAND, Ind. (WISH) – Police said an inmate died after collapsing in a jail in Johnson County Sunday evening.

According to police, Thomas Wyss, 59, was in a holding cell with another inmate when he collapsed. The other inmate hit the panic button for help and medics quickly arrived.

Wyss was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His cause of death will be determined by the Johnson County Coroner’s Office following an autopsy. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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