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Suicide and an attempted suicide at the Marion County Jail

Authorities said Friday that they were investigating a suicide and an attempted suicide at the Marion County Jail in Palmyra, Missouri.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn said an inmate committed suicide Thursday at approximately 8:46 p.m.

On Tuesday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Shinn said jail staff members were conducting a routine security check when they found a 50-year-old man unresponsive in his cell following an attempted suicide. That inmate was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment and survived.

Shinn said both inmates were housed close together in the jail.

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