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Columbia Correctional death ruled a homicide


PORTAGE (WKOW) --- Columbia County Sheriff's Department says the inmate found dead on February 12 at Columbia Correctional Institution is 40-year-old Jerome A. Scott.

An autopsy on Friday determined the cause of death as ligature strangulation and was determined homicide.

A second inmate has been identified, but officials will not release the name.

The press release states the 42-year-old involved is cooperating and officials do not anticipate charges until next week.

Officials say the victim inmate and suspect are both from Milwaukee and were both involved in previous homicide convictions. The two shared a cell.

The homicide remains under investigation.

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