Sheriff asks state police to review jail deaths for prevention

The death of a Johnson County jail inmate over the weekend was due to natural causes, an autopsy showed.

Thomas A. Wyss, 59, Whiteland, collapsed and died at the jail on Sunday. The preliminary results the autopsy done Tuesday showed Wyss died of multi-organ failure, and his death has been ruled a natural death, Coroner Craig Lutz said.

Wyss is the third jail inmate to die this year. Two previous deaths at the jail in May and August led the sheriff to ask Indiana State Police to look into procedures at the Johnson County jail.

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