IRC Sheriff’s Office Release Inmate Death Update

Zacharriah Zimmer was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday at the Indian River County Jail.
Zacharriah Zimmer was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday at the Indian River County Jail.

VERO BEACH, Florida – Yesterday, we reported that inmate Zacharriah Zimmer, 42, was found unresponsive in his cell by his cellmate at the Indian River County Jail.

Major Eric Flowers, spokesman for the IRC Sheriff’s Office, said nurse Cynthia Douglas and corrections staff performed CPR until Indian River County Emergency Services arrived and transported Zimmer to the hospital where he died.

“An autopsy was conducted today, which confirmed that his death was related to his extensive medical history. No signs of trauma or foul play were observed during the autopsy,” Flowers said.

Detectives await the final results of the toxicology screening.

Zimmer was arrested by the Vero Beach Police Department on April 3rd for battery domestic violence and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he faced a hearing on Wednesday, April 4th, just hours before passing away.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has also been a software programmer and worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.
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