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La Crosse County Jail inmate found dead in cell

Drew Kelly

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A 57-year-old man being housed in the La Crosse County Jail has died.

La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf says at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, staff discovered the man unresponsive in his cell, shortly after having contact with him.

Lifesaving measures by jail staff and EMS were unsuccessful.

Wolf said the man appeared to die from a previous medical condition.

The investigation is being done by the La Crosse Police Department

The person’s name has not yet been released.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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