Authorities probe Kane jail inmate death; suicide not suspected
A St. Charles man who was being held at the Kane County jail died from a pulmonary embolism, or a sudden blockage in a lung artery, the Kane County Coroner's office said Wednesday.
Albert D. Love, 25, of the 200 block of Grand Ridge Road, died at Delnor Hospital in Geneva after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell Monday afternoon, the Kane County's Sheriff's Department said.
At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Love was treated by jail personnel after suffering a "medical event," the sheriff's office said.
Medical staff treated Love and determined he could return to his cell, where he was being held on felony criminal damage to property charges.
"The initial investigation indicates there were no signs of trauma and this does not appear to be a suicide attempt," the sheriff's office said in a media release.
Lt. Pat Gengler said authorities were still determining what ailed Love.
"Our detectives are still interviewing everybody, correctional staff, medical staff," Gengler said.
In the past two years, two people have committed suicide at the jail.
A 20-year-old Minnesota man strangled himself with a shirt in May 2012 and a 52-year-old woman from South Elgin hung herself in August 2013 while awaiting sentencing.