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Update to the Death Investigation at Christian County Detention Center

Date of News Release: 01/14/2009

Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - The victim is identified as Peter A. Hartmann, age 38 of New York, New York. An autopsy performed yesterday (01/13/09) at the Western Kentucky Regional Medical Examiner's Office was inconclusive. Toxicology results are pending. The investigation is continuing by Detective Steve Silfies of the Kentucky State Police.

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Date of News Release: 01/13/2009

Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County) - On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at approximately 2:58 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by the Christian County Coroner's Office in reference to an inmate that had passed away.

On Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at approximately 1:35 a.m., personnel at the Christian County Detention Center discovered an inmate that was unresponsive in his cell. EMS was notified and responded. The inmate was transported to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Western Kentucky Regional Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing by Detective Steve Silfies of the Kentucky State Police.

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