Daniel Dickson, 36.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — State authorities are investigating after an inmate at a Knox County detention facility was found dead on April 9.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the death of 36-year-old Daniel Shane Dickson.

According to a TBI spokesperson, Dickson was found unresponsive in his cell. Correction officers and medical staff rendered aid until paramedics arrived.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The body has been sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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The investigation remains active and ongoing.