Inmate death probed

MARINETTE, Wis. – The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of an in-custody death in the Florence County Jail.

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said today that his department initiated the investigation at the request of Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby.

According to Sauve, the investigation is nearing completion and will be turned over to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

“We are being very thorough,” Sauve said. He was unable to release any details of the investigation.

A female jail inmate died on Monday.