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ISP investigating death of Franklin County inmate


Illinois State Police is investigating the death of a Franklin County inmate.

According to Coroner Marty Leffler, Joseph Lukasik, 33, was pronounced dead at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Leffler, the preliminary autopsy results show Lukasik died due to a blood clot in the lungs.

He said the final autopsy results will be available in a few weeks after the toxicology results come back.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's Office are assisting with the investigation.

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