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55-Year-Old Inmate Dies In Hernando County Detention Center

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HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation of a 55-year-old inmate.

On Monday at approximately 3:54 a.m., a deputy working inside the Hernando County Detention Center was conducting a routine inmate count when he noticed a male inmate unresponsive within his cell.

According to investigators, nothing out of the ordinary had occurred leading up to this incident.

The deputy immediately contacted the medical unit within the detention center and requested medical personnel respond to the inmate’s cell. Deputies then entered the cell and began performing lifesaving measures.

Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services arrived on the scene a short time later and pronounced the inmate deceased at 4:07 a.m.

The deceased inmate was identified as 55-year-old Joseph Frederick Auche.

Auche’s body was transported to the District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office in Leesburg where an autopsy will be performed.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Auche has been incarcerated at the detention center since May 26, 2022, on a Homicide charge.

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