March 8, 2019 – Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin regrettably announces the overnight death of a 46-year-old inmate, who had been brought to the jail Wednesday evening, March 6. Corrections Officers found the male lying on the floor, unresponsive, at 3:30 a.m. during rounds. They immediately began lifesaving efforts.
Edward Michael Sullivan, of Ashley, Ohio, was pronounced deceased by medics at 4:06 a.m. in the jail. Cause of death is unknown, but no foul play is suspected at this time. “We are deeply saddened by his death and our hearts and prayers go out to Sullivan’s family,” said Sheriff Martin. “Per our policy, the death is being investigated. We anticipate autopsy results will provide additional insight into the gentleman’s passing.”