The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the death investigation of a Marion County Jail inmate who died late Monday. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 37 year old Frederick Charles Kimball tried to kill himself around five o’clock yesterday. The agency won’t say how he was trying to harm himself, only that corrections officers discovered what was happening and performed CPR on him. Kimball was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Kimball was not on a suicide watch, and was jailed on a grand theft charge. He was also not unfamiliar to corrections officers, it was his 23rd time in the Marion County Jail. FDLE will perform an independent investigation of the death.
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