Three inmates die in three weeks in Grant County jails

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - The unrelated deaths of three Campbell County jail inmates over a three-week period are under investigation by the county coroner and the state medical examiner's office, authorities said.

The inmates died between April 19 and May 8, authorities said, adding only one was pronounced dead at the Campbell County Detention Center.

The Kentucky Enquirer reported that the deaths were not caused by an outside force or by another person.

"On all three cases, in no way, shape, or form did a trauma cause the death of any of them," said Lt. Col. Dave Fickenscher, chief deputy jailer.

Fickenscher said he could not comment on the exact causes of death because that information is part of the investigation. But he said they are not connected.

The first inmate to die was Dennis Rosenburg, 34, who was transported from the jail's intake area April 19 and pronounced dead after being taken to St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.

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