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Raleigh murder suspect commits suicide in jail, officials say

Posted March 25, 2017 10:12 a.m. EDT

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda

— The 18-year-old man charged with the murder of another man who was found dead near a Raleigh greenway killed himself in jail, officials said.

Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda was placed in the Wake County Detention Center on after he was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the murder. Jail officials said Lara-Pineda was found unresponsive in his cell just before 6 p.m. on March 22.

Emergency medical and life saving procedures were initiated immediately by Wake County Detention Center detention officers and medical staff as well as the Raleigh Police personnel.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Police charged Lara-Pineda with the death of Fredys Odilo Del Cid Ramos, 28, who was found in a wooded area in the 3200 block of Calumet Drive. Authorities said he was strangled.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also put a detainer on Lara-Pineda, who came to the U.S. from El Salvador, authorities said.