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CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the death of an Iowa inmate.

An officer discovered Dacota Alan Witham, 28, of Mason City, Iowa, in a jail cell in Cerro Gordo County Tuesday. At the time of the incident, Witham was the only occupant of the cell, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Witham was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A cause of death has not been determined.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled to conduct an autopsy in the case.