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Man dies a week after suicide attempt in Washington County jail

By Erin Alberty

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 14 2014 10:04 pm • Last Updated Apr 14 2014 10:44 pm

A prisoner in Washington County died Sunday morning, a week after he attempted suicide in the Purgatory Correctional Facility.

David Finch, 35, was serving a prison sentence at the jail for forcible sexual abuse and burglary charges.

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"The circumstances surrounding his suicide remain under investigation, but an initial review shows proper procedures were followed," said Steve Gehrke, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections.

Gehrke released no further details as to the cause of Finch’s death.

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