Police: Ind. boy, 17, hangs self in police car

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Central Indiana police say a 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a burglary died after he apparently hanged himself with a seat belt.

Anderson Police arrested the boy, another juvenile and a man early Wednesday after being called to investigate a burglar alarm at the Madison County Shrine Club.

Police spokesman Joel Sandefur says the 17-year-old was handcuffed behind his back and placed alone in a police car. He says the youth somehow managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to his front and then used a seat belt to hang himself.

Police performed CPR on the youth but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Sandefur says Indiana State Police will investigate the circumstances of the teen's death.

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