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Saugerties man dies in Greene County Jail

Feb 25, 2016 6:20 am

Jim Planck is reporting in The Daily Mail a 36-year-old man died while in police custody at the Greene County Jail Mon., Feb. 22. Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley said Robert C. Knisell Jr., of Saugerties, was found dead in his cell Monday night by a county corrections officer during regular rounds. According to Seeley, Knisell appeared fine earlier that evening during mail distribution and dinner. It was during the next round of cell checks that Knisell was found dead. The sheriff said there was no obvious cause of death and the investigation is ongoing. Seeley said, “I can tell you he wasn’t physically abused, and he didn’t hang himself.” Knisell was transported to St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, where an autopsy was performed Wed., Feb. 23. The results of that autopsy will be known in three or four weeks. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

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