Nassau police: inmate dead after being found unresponsive in Nassau County Jail


A Nassau County Jail inmate that was found unresponsive in his cell on March 1, has been pronounced dead, according to Nassau Police.

The 45-year-old man, identified as Ray Digiacomo of Bethpage by Nassau police on March 3, was found in his cell just after midnight. He was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead an around 1:15 a.m. The cause of death is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

This is the second inmate death since November. Nikita Pertsev, 29, of Brooklyn, suffered a "medical episode," on Nov. 23, officials said.