By Tim PankhurstThe Irish TimesMay 06, 2019 01:25:58A teenage boy in a remote northern Idaho jail who escaped after spending six months in solitary confinement in 2016, was found dead in his cell in February.
The body of the boy, aged 16, was discovered in a cell at the Kootenai County jail in early March.
His body was wrapped in plastic and wrapped in sheets and a plastic sheet covering his head was placed in a plastic bag.
The Kootensai County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the body of 16-year-old Michael Smith was found on March 6 in the K-12 jail in the town of Sperry.
A news release from the KCSO said the boy’s family had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the jail for the boy having a medical condition that would have caused him to lose consciousness.
A jail spokesperson said the KCCO was unable to comment further due to privacy laws.ABC News has learned that Smith, who is from Colorado, had been jailed for a second time after he was convicted of theft.