Thursday, November 13, 2008

Man arrested for trespassing dies in police station

November 13, 2008

A man arrested for trespassing died Wednesday morning while being detained at a South Loop police station.

Rafe McMullen, 52, died in police custody at the Central District police station at 1718 S. State St., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

McMullen, of an unknown home address, was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:20 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

McMullen was discovered unresponsive at the station after being arrested for trespassing, a misdemeanor, police said. Further details on his arrest were not available.

A Wednesday autopsy was inconclusive and “pending further studies,” according to the medical examiner’s office.

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