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Coroner: Prison Inmate Killed Himself

July 30, 2018

A 27-year-old Lackawanna County Prison inmate found dead at the facility Friday afternoon committed suicide, county coroner Tim Rowland said in an email tonight.

Ryan Lynady, 27, of Taylor, was found hanging in his cell at about 3 p.m. Friday, Rowland said. Emergency medical personnel responded to the prison to try to resuscitate an unresponsive Lynady. Medical personnel took him to Geisinger Community Medical Center, where he died in the emergency room at 3:55 p.m.

Scranton police and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.

Check back for updates.

Contact the writer: cover@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5363; @ClaytonOver on Twitter

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