Man held in Cache County jail dies in cell

The cause of the man’s death is under investigation.

(Cache County Sheriff's Office) A Cache County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. The death of a man being held at the Cache County jail remains under investigation.

Authorities are investigating the Wednesday death of a man who was being held at the Cache County jail in Logan.

On Wednesday at about 2:45 pm, deputies found Kaden Lee Saunders, 22, of Logan, “unresponsive” in his cell, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. He was unconscious and not breathing.

Jail staffers and Logan paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but they were unable to revive him. Saunders was pronounced dead at the jail.

Court records show Saunders was arrested in January and faced charges of sodomy on a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, both first degree felonies.

According to the sheriff’s office, an outside agency will investigate the death, citing “Utah Critical Incident Investigative Team” protocol. Sheriff’s office investigators are also conducting an internal investigation.