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Inmate found dead at Schenectady County jail

Inmate found dead at Schenectady County jail

Authorities launch investigation
Inmate found dead at Schenectady County jail
The exterior of the Schenectady County Jail in Schenectady is pictured.
Photographer: Marc Schultz

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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