Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old inmate at the regional jail in Devils Lake.

Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old inmate at the regional jail in Devils Lake.

Lake Region Law Enforcement Center Director Tom Rime says John Wilke Jr., of Devils Lake, was found dead in his cell about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wilke had been brought to the jail about six hours earlier for detoxification.

Police say they are awaiting results from an autopsy.