28-year-old man dies after being discovered unresponsive in La Crosse County Jail cell

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — An investigation is underway into the death of a 28-year-old man discovered unresponsive in his La Crosse County jail cell early Thursday morning.

According to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, jail staff discovered him unresponsive shortly after 2:30 a.m. Both La Crosse Fire department and TriState Ambulance personnel attempted life-saving efforts, but they were unsuccessful.

La Crosse requested Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office conduct an independent investigation into the death, per policy. An autopsy will be part of that investigation, La Crosse County says.

The name is not being released at this time.