MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (WJPF) — A death investigation is underway after an inmate of the Jackson County Jail was found dead in his cell.
The body of 41-year-old Dustin Goodwin was found around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Goodwin was the only occupant of his jail cell.
Goodwin was arrested in October 2019 on multiple charges of First Degree Attempted Murder after a fire and stand-off with police in Du Quoin that involved the exchange of gunfire.
A cause of death has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.