MORRISTOWN, NJ -  An inmate at the Morris County Correctional Facility has died, said authorities. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon confirm that an inmate, who had been admitted to the Correctional Facility during the early morning hours of January 12, 2017, was discovered this morning within his cell by staff members.  Medical aid was rendered without success, said authorities.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Morris County Medical Examiner.  The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending proper notifications to the decedent’s next of kin.  

The investigation is ongoing and the incident is being examined by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.