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Wake jail inmate commits suicide

Posted April 10, 2018 6:56 p.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2018 4:00 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County jail inmate died late Tuesday after hanging herself in her cell a day earlier, authorities said.

Detention officers found April Elaine Peed Cumbo unresponsive in her cell shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sheriff Donnie Harrison said. She was in intensive care at WakeMed for more than a day before she died.

Cumbo, 42, of Wake Forest, was in jail on a failure to appear in court charge in connection with a previous driving while impaired charge, according to jail records.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

"The clock tours and the inmate observation fall within the guidelines of the state of North Carolina," Harrison said of the preliminary findings.