Deputies: Barron County inmate commits suicide

By  | 

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- An inmate has died after committing suicide in the Barron County Jail

Deputies say Loren Bronstad, 57 from Cumberland, attempted suicide by hanging in the jail on Saturday. Jail staff called an ambulance, and Bronstad was rushed to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon. Deputies say investigation shows Bronstad went into the shower and hung himself with a sheet and left a suicide note.

The incident is under investigation.