Coroner: Inmate died from blood clot at Ohio jail

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A coroner in northern Ohio says an inmate found unresponsive at a county jail died from a blood clot.

Jailers at the Erie County jail say the 47-year-old inmate had been checked minutes before they found him Tuesday.

The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/yw1TOi ) reports that Robert Baswell Jr. of Vermilion began acting strangely after taking a fall at the jail about two weeks ago and had been taken to a hospital four times since.

It's the second inmate death this year at the jail in Sandusky.

A 50-year-old woman died at the jail a few hours after she was brought in Jan. 1. Preliminary information suggests a combination of alcohol and pills caused the woman's death. Authorities are waiting for autopsy results.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage