Inmate Found Dead in Crawford County Jail

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (Ben Caxton) — A Muscoda man has died in police custody. 41-year-old Jeremy Schmitz was found dead in his cell at the Crawford County Jail on Friday. Authorities say the death was a suicide. Schmitz apparently managed to strangle himself using his bed sheet. A cellmate alerted guards who performed CPR until EMS arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene by county coroner Joe Morovits. Schmitz was being held for failure to pay child support.

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