Detectives are investigating the apparent suicide of a Tooele County Jail inmate who was found dead inside his maximum security cell.
Sheriff Frank Park said Wednesday that Robert Allan Shutt, 37, apparently hanged himself. He was found unconscious and on the floor at 5 p.m. Monday by a jail officer delivering meals to inmates. The officer opened and entered the single-occupant cell and attempted to resuscitate Shutt until paramedics arrived; Shutt was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m.
While the investigation is ongoing and Park did not release further details, he did say that initial evidence indicated that Shutt "committed suicide by strangulation."