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Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon today have confirmed the death of  a county jail inmate on Tuesday, Jan. 30, while the inmate was at the Morristown Medical Center.

Morris County Sheriff's badgeMorris County Prosecutor's logoThe inmate, Alhakeem Pray, 43, of Newark, had been at the County Correctional Facility since Aug. 15, 2017. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death to be natural. The cause of death was determined to be pulmonary thromboembolism due to deep leg vein thrombosis.

On Tuesday morning, Pray was found to be experiencing a medical issue. Medical aid was rendered at the correctional facility, which is located in Morris Township,  and the inmate was transported to nearby Morristown Medical Center for further treatment. He later succumbed to his medical issues while at the hospital.

An investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.