Schenectady County

Inmate found dead at Schenectady County jail

Authorities launch investigation
The exterior of the Schenectady County Jail in Schenectady is pictured.
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The exterior of the Schenectady County Jail in Schenectady is pictured.

SCHENECTADY — Investigators are probing the death of an inmate at the county jail. 

Samuel Velasquez-Zabala, Jr. was found unresponsive on his bunk at the Schenectady County Jail just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, multiple media outlets have reported. 

The state Commission of Corrections has been notified and authorities have launched an investigation. 

Velasquez-Zabala was arrested on a warrant from county Drug Court Tuesday evening. His body was taken to Albany Medical Center for an autopsy.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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