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Man Dies in Lake County Jail


September 28, 2018

A man died after being found unresponsive in a cell in the maximum security section of Lake County Jail.

Waukegan paramedics responded at 11:05 a.m. and attempted to revive 32 year old Edward Robinson III.

Robinson, from Waukegan, was taken to Vista East Hospital in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy indicated "no signs of trauma relating to his death," the coroner's office said.

Robinson's mother Sandra Raftie said she was originally told by sheriff's deputies that her son had committed suicide.

"I said, 'How?' They said, 'H...

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