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Man dies in immigration custody in Arizona

Posted at 2:07 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 17:08:14-04

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials say a man from India died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona.

ICE officials say 21-year-old Simratpal Singh was found unresponsive and not breathing at the La Paz County Jail near the California border last week.

Singh was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was order to determine the cause of death.

Officials say Singh was transferred into ICE custody after he posted bond on charges of assault and sexual assault.

The La Paz County Sheriff's Office has asked the Mohave County Sheriff Department to conduct an investigation.

The agency says five people have died in its custody since last October.

A Mexican man who was showing flu symptom died in ICE custody in Arizona early last month.