BELLEVILLE, Ill.-- Authorities say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a 35-year-old inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell at a southwestern Illinois jail.
St. Clair County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Hundelt tells the Belleville News-Democrat that Timothy Hollowell was found in his cell bed about 7 a.m. Friday by corrections officers looking to rouse him for breakfast. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Hundelt says investigators reviewed video of the cell block and interviewed inmates and found nothing suggesting foul play.
Hundelt says inmates heard Hollowell use the restroom about two hours earlier, then go back to sleep and begin snoring louder than usual.
Hollowell had been an inmate at the jail since February and was charged with felony indecent solicitation of a child.