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June 13, 2013Buchanan County, MO |  By: Marsh

Buchanan County Inmate Death

The Buchanan County Sheriff's department is investigating the recent death of an inmate in the Buchanan Jail, 25-year-old Michael Bozarth, of St Joseph.

He was being held after pleading guilty to third degree assault and remained in custody on other pending charges. Bozarth, a registered sex-offender, was found dead in his cell shortly after 2am on Tuesday. According to Buchanan County Sheriff Mike Strong, an autopsy was performed, however information of the autopsy will not be released.

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Strong expects charges to be filed pending the investigation.