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Police Investigating Teen's Jail Death In Madison County

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy apparently committed suicide in his jail cell.

A statement from the Madison County Sheriff's Office reported the death on Friday of 17-year-old Zachary I. Ligon, who was found hanging from a bed sheet. The statement said Ligon had been transferred Wednesday from juvenile court to adult court.

Ligon was incarcerated on charges of assault, burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

He had not been placed on suicide watch, and officials said officers had observed him 15 minutes prior to his death.

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