Rock County Jail inmate found dead; autopsy scheduled Sunday

POSTED: Saturday, April 30 2016---3:19 P.M.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say an inmate was found dead at Rock County Jail in southern Wisconsin.

The sheriff's office says a correctional officer was conducting a security check in the jail medical unit and found the inmate unresponsive.

Paramedics from the Janesville Fire Department responded and took over live-saving efforts, but the efforts failed.

The inmate is identified as 45-year-old Sheri Parker of Janesville.

An autopsy is scheduled Sunday.