AUTOPSY RESULTS: Inmate death ruled a suicide

WHITLEY COUNTY — The death of a jail inmate has been ruled a suicide by Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger.Kevin J. Minnix, 48, of Columbia City, was found dead in his cell at the Whitley County Jail Tuesday night.Dellinger said Minnix was found with the string of his hooded sweatshirt wrapped around his neck and tied to a door hinge.According to police reports, Minnix was detained Tuesday afternoon for operating while intoxicated, criminal mischief and operating as a habitual traffic offender. Minnix was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital Tuesday evening for a blood draw before being taken to the jail. On a routine cell-check, confinement officers found Minnix unresponsive and unconscious. After more than 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts, Minnix was pronounced dead. The death of Scott Vogan, of Fort Wayne, was also ruled a suicide. Vogan’s body was found in a southwest Whitley County cornfield Sunday morning.