Clayton Inmate Death Investigated as Homicide

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 08/26 2014 01:14PM

Updated 08/26 2014 09:31PM

CLAYTON -- The New Mexico Corrections Department is investigating for the  Clayton Police Department after an inmate was found dead inside his two man cell at the Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility. 

A 5 a.m. headcount found inmate Jesus Dominguez unresponsive.

Officials called for medical and Dominguez was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The death will be investigated as a homicide to determine if a crime has been committed. 

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