An inmate found hanging in his cell last week at the Porter County Jail has
died, the Indiana State Police said.
ISP Sgt. Ann Wojas identified the inmate as Alfred Angelini, 51.
Wojas told the Chesterton Tribune that Angelini—who held a driver’s
license with a Hobart address but was apparently staying in Valparaiso—died
At Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain’s request, the ISP is investigating the
hanging, which occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 24, while Angelini’s
cellmate was elsewhere in the jail and Angelini was alone. An officer making
his rounds found him hanging by a sheet in his cell, aid was “immediately”
rendered at the scene, and then he was transported to Porter Valparaiso
Hospital Campus, Lain said earlier this week.
An autopsy has determined the hanging to be self-inflicted and there are no
indications of foul play, Wojas said.
Wojas added that Angelini was being held at the jail on a charge of public
intoxication but that it appears he was facing a probation revocation.
The ISP’s investigation is continuing.