The Champaign County Coroner's Office is confirming an inmate who tried to hang himself at the Ford County Jail has died.
52-year-old David A. Reeder of Gibson City died Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
The results from an autopsy determined Reeder died as a result of hanging, according to Coroner Duane Northrup said.
Reeder was unresponsive when a correctional officer found him hanging by the neck from a bed sheet in his cell during a routine cell check about mid-morning September 29.
Reeder had been in critical condition at Carle until he died Friday afternoon. Illinois State Police continue to investigate the incident at Sheriff Mark Doran's request.