The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday morning an inmate died while in their custody.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Jay McEvers, 47, of Canton, was found unconscious in his cell and pronounced dead. He was in a single-occupancy cell when his death occurred.

The Sheriff’s Office also stated he was not found hanging in his cell, as reported by another news agency.

His body has been sent for autopsy to determine a cause of death.

The Texas Rangers are investigating McEver’s death.

KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.