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UPDATED: Depoe Bay resident found dead in Lincoln County Jail cell

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Lincoln County Jail deputies discovered an inmate’s deceased body Thursday night during a routine inmate welfare check just 50 minutes after completing a previous inspection. 

Inmate Joshua Gilleo of Depoe Bay was discovered by Jail staff in his private cell at approximately 10:27 p.m., and CPR, including use of a defibrillator, was immediately administered. The subject was pronounced dead by paramedics called to the scene.

UPDATED INFORMATION PROVIDED BY NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Gilleo was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, where an autopsy was conducted on Oct. 26. The State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Gilleo’s cause of death as suicide.  The cause of death was consistent with evidence located at the scene by Newport investigators.

The subject was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon; Endangering a Person Protected by a Family Abuse Prevention Act (Restraining Order), Possession of Prohibited Firearm, Menacing and Contempt of Court x 3. Total security was $135,000.

Newport Police Department is handling the death investigation.

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