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GBI investigating inmate death in Appling Co. Jail

Updated: Jul. 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM EDT
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APPLING CO., GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is reviewing the death of an inmate at Appling County Jail.

A statement issued by the agency says Kelsey Jerome Rayner was found dead in his cell on Wednesday night around 10 p.m. Authorities say Appling County Sheriff Mark Melton asked the GBI to investigate soon after Rayner was found.

Rayner's body was taken to the Savannah office of the GBI medical examiner for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI's Douglas Regional Office at 912.389.4103 or the Appling County Sheriff's Office at 912.367.8120.

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