Teenage Inmate at Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility Found Deceased

A youth in the care of the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility was found deceased, Monday.

The Ohio Department of Youth Services confirmed Monday that a youth at the facility was pronounced dead by Pickaway County EMS at 7:36 a.m. Monday, August 31st.

The 17-year-old youth was found unresponsive Monday morning by a youth specialist who was conducting routine medical rounds. A facility nurse was called who immediately initiated CPR on the youth before pronouncing him dead.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. At this point, there is no evidence of self-harm or harm caused by others.

The Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility is a single-room facility, and the unidentified youth was housed in a single-secured room.

The deceased youth had been committed to the Department of Youth Services from Hamilton County where he was charged with sexual battery.

Further information has not yet been made available.

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