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Allentown man found unresponsive at Lehigh County Jail

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive in his cell 9:34 p.m. June 24 at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.

According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden of 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.

The officer immediately declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR, the information release states.

On site medical personnel assisted in providing life saving measures.

The responding local paramedics continued treatment.

He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m.

According to the information release, the cause of death is an apparent suicide.

Vaden was committed to the jail on April 20 on a parole violation.

His original charge was robbery, the information release states.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim an autopsy was scheduled for June 27 determine the exact cause of his death.