Authorities investigating Bledsoe County Jail inmate’s death

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee authorities say they are investigating the weekend death of an inmate at the Bledsoe County Jail.

Media outlets report the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the inmate as 33-year-old Christopher Axmacher. He was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday.

The TBI says efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.