|Inmate died from acute medical condition after six days in Lake County Jail, coroner says|
|By nwitimes.com- Sarah Reese|
CROWN POINT — A Gary man who collapsed in a shower area after six days in the Lake County Jail last year died from severe inflammation of internal tissues due to a ruptured ulcer, an official said.
Kurtis Peoples' manner of death was natural, said Porter County Coroner Cyndi Dykes, who handled the case at the request of the Lake County coroner's office.
The cause of death was acute peritonitis due to a ruptured acute duodenal ulcer and left ventricular hypertrophy, Dykes said.
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