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Name of man who died at Strafford County House of Corrections released

By KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent

March 09. 2016 5:55PM
A man who was being housed by the U.S. Marshal's died on Tuesday at Strafford County House of Corrections. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)

DOVER -- The name of an inmate who died at Strafford County House of Corrections on Tuesday has been released.

Reno Joseph Demesmin, 28, was found dead in his cell at approximately 1:42 p.m., and an investigative team from the Sheriff's Department was sent to the jail.

Demesmin had been housed at the facility for 112 days, pending an upcoming trial or plea deal. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshal's Office in November of last year, and charged with interstate transportation for his alleged involvement in prostitution-related activities, according to Chief Deputy Brenda Mikelson.

Mikelson said there is no indication of foul play, and a toxicology report still has to be completed, but it appears that Demesmin died of a heart attack.

"A large blockage was found," Mikelson said.

Mikelson said Demesmin was arrested in Manchester, but his family lives in Florida and Georgia. Family members have been notified about his death.


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