Jail death consistent with hanging

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Gazette Staff
February 18, 2009
— The death of a Rock County Jail inmate found dead in his cell is consistent with a hanging, according to the Rock County Coronerís Office.

Kenneth Cardero Smith, 20, Beloit, was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell at 11:34 p.m. Monday, according to the coronerís office.

An autopsy was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison.

Toxicology results are pending.

Smith had been held in jail on $750 cash bond since Jan. 28 on a charge of second-degree reckless injury.

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