Juvenile dies while in detention

At a facility in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The state is investigating the death of a juvenile who was in custody at the Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center in West Palm Beach.

Samadhi Jones, with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, confirmed that the juvenile died at the West Palm Beach facility Sunday morning at 8:09 a.m.

She said he was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Services.

The cause of death is unknown and under investigation by the DJJ Office of the Inspector General and the West Palm Beach Police.

In a written release Jones said, "We offer our prayers and sympathy for the young man's family and loved ones."

According to its website the Palm Beach Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 65 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment, according to the website.

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