Bibb County inmate dies in his cell

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Bibb County Sheriff Office is investigating the death of an inmate in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

Deputies found 25-year-old Dakota Lee Smithers unresponsive in his cell. Conditions in the cell indicate that the inmate hung himself. Deputies gave life-saving measures until the inmate was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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An autopsy will be performed due to it being an inmate death. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs investigators are still looking into what exactly happened.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says Smithers was from Savannah and homeless. If you can help find the next of kin, call Jones at (478) 256-6716.