Investigation underway following death at the Tazewell County Jail

An inmate was found dead Saturday morning

PEKIN, Ill. - An investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead over the weekend at the Tazewell County Jail.

The Tazewell County Coroner says 31-year-old Jared Traylor was pronounced dead just before noon on Saturday.

Traylor was in a special housing unit under 24-hour surveillance.

An autopsy was performed this weekend. There is no word yet on the cause of death.


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