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Official: Virginia Inmate dies of self-inflicted injury

Riverside Regional Jail spokesperson Lt. Charlene Jones said in a news release that 51-year-old Sean Burke died Monday.
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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — Authorities say an inmate who was found unresponsive at a Virginia jail has died of an apparent self-inflicted injury. 

Riverside Regional Jail spokesperson Lt. Charlene Jones said in a news release that 51-year-old Sean Burke died Monday. 

Burke was being held at the jail on a felony drug charge following his Oct. 9 arrest. 

Jones says jail staff conducted CPR on Burke when they found him unresponsive in his cell during the evening. Paramedics had also assisted. 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Burke was scheduled to appear in court earlier that day. Jones says it appeared he committed suicide. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.