Pulaski County jailers stumbled upon a morbid sight yesterday afternoon as they found an inmate unresponsive in his bunk. According to a press release from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, jailers found the man unresponsive and deceased in his bunk. Pulaski County EMTs were called to the jail, but they were unable to revive the man, who has been identified as William H. Olson.
Olson, 53, had been incarcerated in the jail since Sept. 2, 2010, having been convicted of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and a probation violation. He had only four months left of his sentence. Olson was a work-release inmate and worked at Vanquard Trailer Company in Monon.
This case is still under investigation by the Pulaski County Coroner’s office with an autopsy scheduled for Thursday in Lafayette. Police do not suspect foul play at this time and believe his death was of natural causes.