JAIL INMATE FOUND DEAD AFTER APPARENT SUICIDE

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An inmate at the Volusia County Branch Jail was found unresponsive Monday and later pronounced deceased after an apparent suicide by hanging.

 

Detectives responded to the Volusia County Branch Jail around 11 a.m. Monday after 46-year-old Michael Maydell (DOB 11/30/1974) was discovered unresponsive in his cell.

 

Maydell was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was pronounced shortly after arrival.

 

There were no suspicious circumstances or immediate indications of foul play at the scene; a Sheriff’s Office death investigation is ongoing.