SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety says an inmate at the Woodbury County Jail has died by strangulation.

The agency said in a press release Tuesday that 32-year-old Thomas Huisman was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday and couldn't be revived.

An autopsy showed he died of “asphyxiation by ligature,” and the death was classified as a suicide.

Huisman is the second inmate found dead at the Woodbury County Jail this year. The other inmate died in March of a medical ailment.

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