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Authorities Investigate Death At Bucks County Correctional Facility


The Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

An inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility was found dead Sunday morning, according to a county official and sources.

A law enforcement source confirmed the death was of an inmate in the Doylestown Township facility that houses those in county custody. The source offered few further details.

“All we can confirm at this time is that there was a death yesterday morning,” county spokesperson Chris Edwards said late Monday morning.

NewtownPANow.com first became aware of the death after several readers alerted a reporter of a Facebook post about a death at the facility. This news organization was unable to confirm additional details on the post as of publication.

Edwards said the death remained under investigation.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001