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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Inmate died of apparent suicide at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna

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  • An inmate at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna died Tuesday.
    Blaise P. DeJesus, 26, was pronounced dead by responding paramedics in the prison at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday night.
    DeJesus, of Viola, was being held at JTVCC awaiting placement in the Crest Program for a violation of probation. His sentence was effective Aug. 1, 2014.
    DeJesus's body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner at the Division of Forensic Science, as is standard procedure. The investigation is being handled by Delaware State Police as an apparent suicide.
    Foul play is not suspected.

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