ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man died last night in an Atlantic City Police Department holding cell, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Yesterday morning, November 9, 2015, a 41-year-old Atlantic City man was arrested by police on a non-support warrant, and lodged in the holding area of the Atlantic City Police Department at approximately 10:50 a.m.
A routine check of the detainee by police at 10:14 p.m. resulted in the dispatch of emergency medical personnel to the scene, and subsequent transport of the man to the AtlantiCare Medical Center—City Division, where he was later declared dead.
An autopsy performed today by Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office Dr. Daksha Shah determined that the cause of death was a massive upper-gastrointestinal tract bleed, and that the manner of death was: natural.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is responsible for the investigation of all in-custody deaths in Atlantic County, responded to the scene last night, and continues the on-going investigation of the death.
The identity of the man is not being released, pending notification of the next-of-kin.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.