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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

The inmate was found unresponsive and hanging by a sheet in his cell shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday night by LCSO staff conducting a security check, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

Deputies initiated CPR and medical personnel at the ADC immediately responded and provided emergency medical treatment. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced deceased by Loudoun County rescue personnel.

The inmate was identified Monday as 44-year-old Shawn C. Hitteman of Ashburn.  Hitteman was arrested after a domestic-related assault June 10 on charges of abduction, strangulation, cruelty and injuries to children, abuse and neglect of children, and assault on a family member, as well as multiple violations of protective orders. 

His death is under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Medical Examiner.

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