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Worcester County jail inmate dies

September 26, 2013

WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a pre-trial detainee who was being held at the Worcester County jail.

Jail officials say 29-year-old Brian Diaz of Worcester was found injured in his cell Saturday after apparently trying to kill himself.

Authorities tell The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/192Z4vp ) that he was taken to a hospital where he died Tuesday.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

A jail spokesman said Diaz was awaiting trial on charges of breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and drug offenses.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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